The Hawker 900XP mid-size business jet from Hawker Beechcraft Corporation isn’t just an award-winning airplane recognized for its comfort and cabin amenities or an airplane that can perform the same mission as bigger jets at a fraction of the cost. It’s also not just a long-range workhorse that can carry a full load of passengers and fuel more than 2,800 nautical miles, either. It’s all of those things and more, which accounts for its position as the best-selling mid-size business jet in the world.
The Hawker 900XP is the right size jet for the right mission at the right time according to leading aviation trade publications, which cite its cabin (30 percent larger than its competition with stand-up headroom),
superior range and payload (it can take as many as nine passengers farther and with greater value than any other midsize jet), and extremely competitive purchase price (approximately $15 million with typical equipment) for its industry-leading sales position.
Introduced in 2007, the Hawker 900XP is derived from the popular and venerable Hawker family of business jets. It improves upon the rugged and reliable Hawker 800XP with enhancements including more powerful, new generation Honeywell TFE 731-50R turbofan engines rated at 4,660 lbs. of thrust each, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, composite winglets, increased heated and pressurized baggage space, and a variety of cabin communications and entertainment options.
The Hawker 900XP is certified to operate off of unimproved grass or gravel runways, making it able to go where comparable business jets cannot. Its versatility and unquestioned reliability are also demonstrated by the increased inspection intervals and expansion of its engines’ time between overhauls to 6,000 hours. Its new Honeywell TFE 731-50R engines provide more takeoff and cruise thrust and reduce fuel burn compared to previous versions. The use of Honeywell’s latest Digital Electronic Engine Control to maximize engine efficiency gives the Hawker 900XP a more environmentally friendly profile than its predecessors, too.
The Hawker 900XP is extremely popular among passengers and pilots, alike. Passengers are appreciative of the spacious, well-appointed cabin that features an extremely functional and well-appointed galley and a private lavatory. Equipped with custom-designed ERDA energy-absorbing, fully reclinable seats, each position features individual lighting controls, air vents and LED reading lights. The Rockwell Collins Airshow 21 cabin management system delivers a host of information and entertainment options controlled by touch screens at each seat, including moving maps, flight information, and real-time news and sports. Add the Aircell ST 3100 phone system and on-board Internet access through Aircell High Speed Internet or Aircell SwiftBroadband systems for “office-in-the-sky” connectivity and it’s easy to see why even long trips pass quickly for Hawker 900XP passengers.
Nowhere is Hawker Beechcraft’s commitment to quality and value more evident than in the fit and finish of the Hawker 900XP’s cabin appointments. Every cabin is tailored at the company’s renowned completions center in Little Rock, Ark. There, the company’s interior design team works with each owner to select the right carpet, fabrics, leathers, laminates and wood; artisans skillfully craft superior woods and leathers to bring forth a masterful work of luxury found only in jets costing millions more; and craftsmen create upholstery, cabinetry and amenities that are superior in refinement, comfort and convenience. Every Hawker 900XP is designed, fit and finished to be a source of pride for its owner.
The flight crew can’t help but be pleased with an airplane that cruises at a top speed of more than 500 miles per hour and has a maximum range of more than 2,800 miles. But, it’s the fully-integrated Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite that, no doubt, makes them smile when they first enter the cockpit of the Hawker 900XP. It features four 8x10-inch liquid crystal displays, and an array of functions and capabilities that reduce pilot workload and enhance safety. It includes dual Flight Management Systems, an integrated flight information system, a fail-passive autopilot, dual Pro Line 21 communication and navigation radios, a High-Frequency radio, a TCAS II Traffic Collision Avoidance System, an Engine Indication System, a Maintenance Diagnostic System, an electronic checklist, and a solid-state turbulence-detection weather radar.
The Hawker 900XP is backed by Hawker Beechcraft’s world-class Global Customer Service and Support organization. It features more than 3,000 dedicated customer service and support professionals, and business aviation’s largest technical and field support network, including 10 factory-owned Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities, more than 90 independent authorized service centers, and 100 technical and field service representatives located around the world. In addition, Hawker Beechcraft has created the Support Plus+ Maintenance Plan to provide owners and operators with long-term maintenance cost predictability and containment.
Hawker Beechcraft’s legendary commitment to value, quality and performance is evident in the Hawker 900XP. It’s no wonder it sets the standard for mid-size business jets.
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