Hawker Beechcraft announces ETOPS exemption for mid size Hawker aircraft

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Company will petition the FAA to allow FAR Part 135 operators to fly over-water with requiring the FAA ETOPS approval

Hawker Beechcraft
Corporation has announced that it will petition the FAA to allow FAR Part 135
charter operators of Hawker 800XP, 800XPR, 850XP and 900XP models to conduct
extended over-water operations such as San Francisco
to Hawaii,
without requiring the agency’s Extended Twin-Engine Operations Standards
(ETOPS) approval.

“This extension of the
Hawker jets’ performance profile in an engine-out situation is not only the
result of comprehensive testing but a testimony to the proven reliability and
robust systems of the Hawker fleet,” said Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice
president. “The freedom to operate for even longer periods over water broadens
the list of available destinations for these aircraft and provides operators,
especially charter companies, with a significant number of additional
revenue-generating options.”

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