Guardian Flight orders 400XPR upgrades


Textron Aviation and Guardian Flight signing the contract

Guardian Flight has secured six orders for the Hawker 400XPR upgrade package, with the first deliveries planned for the first half of 2015.

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Brad Thress, senior vice president, customer service at Textron Aviation, says: “As the largest air medevac provider in Alaska, this order demonstrates Guardian Flight’s confidence in the added range performance and operating value provided through the Hawker400XPR upgrade.”

Guardian Flight’s upgraded Hawker XPR aircraft will feature Hawker Winglets and the increased power of the Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines.

The 400XPR is ablee to fly 1,970 nautical miles with four passengers departing a 5,000-foot elevation airport at 30°C. Certification of the new engines is pending.

The factory-approved, engineered and supported upgrade package is available through the Textron Aviation company-owned service center network. Textron Aviation, through its Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker service center network.