Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) announced that it has developed an aftermarket retrofit kit for the installation of genuine Hawker winglets on the Hawker 750, a modification that will provide an incremental performance improvement in time to climb, range and fuel consumption. By effectively increasing the wing aspect ratio, it will also enhance stability at altitude, reduce lift-induced drag and generate more responsive handling in slow flight. The enhancement offers Hawker 750 operators a five percent improvement in time to climb and a four percent range increase at long-range cruise settings.
“This product improvement is an obvious and logical offering for us to make available as it fits directly in line with our goals of providing products that reduce operating costs for our customers,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, GCS. “Further, virtually all of the necessary hardware and procedures have been previously developed, documented and approved in the 800/900 series aircraft so integration will be fairly seamless.”
While at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) this week, GCS announced Emmanuel Muntmark with Monsson S.A. of Constanza, Romania, as the launch customer for the modification. Muntmark’s Hawker 750 is utilized by Alfa Air, a charter operator in Bucharest.