Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) announced that it is using this year’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) to officially open its Hawker 400XPR order book and begin accepting letters of intent (LOI) for its factory-direct aircraft upgrade program.
“Based on solid customer interest and rapid development progress, we are pleased to officially open the 400XPR order book and begin accepting LOIs at EBACE,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, GCS.
With superior hot/high performance, 1,900 nautical mile range and one of the largest light jet cabins in the industry, the Hawker 400XPR delivers a value proposition that can be only matched by the newest light jets costing millions more.
Hawker 400XPR development is progressing smoothly and certifications of its Pro Line 21 avionics, genuine Hawker winglets and FJ44-4A-32 engines are currently anticipated in July 2011, December 2011 and June 2012 respectively. The company announced in April the addition of a second test aircraft to the program, which will be used primarily to pursue the development and certification of various avionics upgrade options.
The Hawker 400XPR offers greatly improved range and airfield performance, while reducing noise footprint and emissions by replacing the existing engines with new, more fuel-efficient Williams International FJ44-4A-32 dual FADEC high-bypass turbofans. The upgrade also features the addition of genuine Hawker winglets and an optional modernized flight deck with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics.