Hawker reports progress on 800XPR programme


First aircraft undergoes engine installation and integration

Hawker Beechcraft Global
Customer Support (GCS) has announced that the first Hawker 800XPR upgrade
aircraft is progressing, the company expects a mid-year certification following
the recent installation of genuine Hawker winglets at the company’s Chester, United
Kingdom, service center. The aircraft has
been flown to the United
States where it is now preparing for the
installation of new Honeywell TFE731-50R engines.

HBC and the first Hawker
800XPR customer, JoinJet, are pleased with the progress of the program and are
anxiously awaiting certification,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president,
Global Customer Support. “JoinJet is eager to put the aircraft to work, flying
its clients throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa,
while we are preparing our service centers to support the installation

Baseline pre-upgrade
performance has been established and the aircraft is currently undergoing minor
structural and electrical modifications prior to engine installation. Ground
power runs are expected within the next several weeks followed by
flight-testing and certification.