Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) announced it has completed certification of a three-display Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 upgrade for the Hawker/Beechjet 400. The new system replaces the existing Pro Line 4 displays and upgrades the flight management system to FMS 6100. With this significant functional enhancement, operators now have access to electronic charts, XM weather/data, WAAS/LPV, ADS-B out, VHF datalink and an upgrade path for future airspace requirements. A two-year Corporate Aircraft Service Program (CASP) warranty on new and existing Rockwell Collins equipment is included with the upgrade. The certification aircraft is on display at Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s static display at Henderson Field during the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas.
“For Hawker/Beechjet 400 operators, the Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 avionics upgrade program provides a significant increase in functionality providing them with more capabilities, more options and more value,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, Global Customer Support. “The next step in certification of the Hawker 400XPR program, a four-display version will certify by early 2012 with new Williams FJ44-4 engines certifying by mid-2012. Excitement and orders for the airplane are building.”
Hawker Beechcraft offers customized XPR upgrade packages for existing aircraft owners and XPR Factory Completed Aircraft for those who do not currently own a Hawker/Beechjet 400. Both the XPR upgrade and Factory Completed Aircraft include performance, cost and reliability enhancements only available through Hawker Beechcraft. The Hawker 400XPR is the only Hawker/Beechjet 400A factory-designed, engineered and supported upgrade of this kind.