Hawker 800XPR on schedule for certification later this year


Hawker has ground run aircraft with Honeywell engines

Hawker 800XPRHawker Beechcraft Global
Customer Support (GSC) has announced that its Hawker 800XPR upgrade is making progress
toward certification this summer with the installation of new Honeywell
TFE731-50R engines. With the new engines installed, power-on ground runs have
begun on the aircraft prior to the flight testing. GCS expects to achieve
Hawker 800XPR FAA certification in June, followed by EASA certification in

“We have received
significant operator interest in this upgrade program due to the economics of
this upgrade package and the fact that it is based on proven technology that is
currently flying in the Hawker 900XP,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker
Beechcraft vice president, GSC. “This, in combination with on-schedule flight
testing, is making for very positive momentum on this program.”