Hawker 400XPR upgrade programme achieves more milestones


Programme achieves another two key milestone in development upgrade of Hawker 400XPR

Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support announced two major milestones in the development of the Hawker 400XPR factory-direct upgrade programme. First, it has mounted the first Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines to the Hawker 400XPR test aircraft and expects first engine run will occur in the next few weeks. Second, it has completed certification of the four-display Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 upgrade option.

“It’s quite exciting to achieve these two milestones in the certification program and we know our customers are eager to hear about our progress,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “The fact that we sold out of our 2012 planned production before the year even started and increased scheduled production is a clear indication in the popularity of this upgrade. Getting the first engines installed as well as the four-display Pro Line 21 system certified are important steps toward overall certification.”

Hawker Beechcraft offers customised XPR upgrade packages for existing aircraft owners as well as XPR factory completed aircraft for those who do not currently own a Hawker/Beechjet 400. XPR-upgraded 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.