Hawker 800/XP

Hawker 800/XP

The Hawker 800/XP, is a mid sized business jet, which was first introduced in 1995, and has been used for business and VIP travel, as well as in special mission versions. The jet is designed after a UK built Hawker Siddely and the British Aerospace 125, which were first build in 1962.

The design style for the Hawker 800/XP, is an all metal construction, featuring low swept back wings, and a higher set tail plane, along with a rear mounted engine setting. The wings and taile plane have a TKS liquid anti icing system, allowing the Hawker 800/XP to be flown in any weather conditions, even the coldest snowstorms out there. The jet got a completely remodelled design in 2004, when the BAE Systems Aerostructures who supply teh doors, flaps and elevators, and fuel tanks, did a complete overhaul on the design of the jet.

Since 2002, the Hawker 800/XP has used the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, in order for the pilot to control the jet from the cockpit. This includes: 4 liquid crystal display screens, dual FMS 6000 flight management systems, auto pilot control, a GPS-4000A system, turbulence detection and weather avoidance built in system, and several other technologies, to keep the captain, crew, and all passengers on board safe, even in the worst flight conditions.

The Hawker 800/XP's cabin can seat up to 14, but is ideal for 6 to 10, and has various seating configuration options. The luggage compartment is just overhead, and can be accessed easily during flight, in case a passenger needs to pull something down, in order to conduct business in flight. In 1999, the jet got new seat designs, a retailored leather interior, side wall lighting added in, more baggage space added, and LED cabin lighting, adding in new LCD touchscreens to each chair and passenger.

The Hawker 800/XP is powered by 2 rear Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1H engines, which are fitted with thrust reversers, and mounted pods on each side. The engines also have built in fire extinguishers for added safety, and bleed air ice protection, in the event of colder temperatures or icy conditions in flight.