The Hawker 800 series began with the 800A, though perhaps the most well known model in the series is the third generation Hawker 800XP. The 800XP was designed to complete transcontinental & international flights but also has good short-range capabilities.
The Hawker 800XP can take off from runways much shorter than those typically required for private jet international flights; it requires 5032 feet of runway at sea level and 7952 feet at a 5000-ft elevation.
The Hawker 850XP was certified in 2006, and its greatest feature is its design – specifically the addition of winglets, which creates a more aerodynamic aircraft than the 800XP. The 850XP climbs to 39,000 feet two minutes faster than its predecessor and can travel an additional 100 nautical miles. It completes cross-country trips (Teterboro to San Francisco, 2225 nm), and the aircraft requires less fuel to travel against headwinds. The Hawker 850XP also excels in cabin comfort – stand-up headroom, LCD lighting, touchscreen seat controls, fully berthable seats, plenty of storage.
The Hawker 750 was based on the 800 model. The 750’s biggest advantage is in its cabin, a fuselage-stretch modification first enjoyed by the 800 series. The cabin measures 21.3-ft long, 5.7-ft high, and 6-ft wide, which is plenty to accommodate 7 or 8 passengers, a forward galley, roomy lavatory, & a closet/baggage compartment. The 750’s engineers sacrificed range for improved runway performance – it can take off in 4696 feet at sea level and in 7094 feet at higher altitudes.
The Hawker 900XP retains and then improves upon all of the 850’s advanced traits (fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, comfort, performance capabilities). The long-range business jet features an enhanced variation of the 850XP’s winglets, increasing hot/high altitude and cruise performance and range. In hot/high conditions, the 900XP requires 1800 fewer feet of runway for a 2000-nm trip with 6 passengers. It can complete coast-to-coast trips like Teterboro to Seattle. The 900XP features Honeywell TFE731-50R engines, which were designed specifically for the aircraft. The new engines offer increased climb performance and immediate maximum altitude (41,000 ft).
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