FAA certify Hawker 800XPR


FAA issue approval and STC for Hawker 800XPR powered by Honeywell TFE731-50R engines

Hawker Beechcraft Global
Customer Support (GCS) has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration
approval and supplemental type certification of the Hawker 800XPR powered by
the Honeywell TFE731-50R engines. The upgrade package, available exclusively
through factory-owned Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities, offers performance
and other improvements using new technology TFE731-50R engines and improved
aerodynamics with Hawker winglets. The company expects the first customer to
receive upgrades in early September.

“The Hawker 800XPR factory
upgrade underscores our commitment to our customers with products that improve
performance, lower operating costs and increase resale value of the aircraft we
design and build,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president,
GCS. “As the first of two Hawker XPR upgrade programs in development, the
800XPR will be joined by the 400XPR that is expected to certify in 2012.”