October 29, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft Takes Order for First Pro Line 21-Equipped Hawker 800XPR

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft today announced that Nordic charter and management company JoinJet has placed an order at the 2012 National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Orlando for the first Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker 800XPR. This latest Hawker 800XPR will be the second in JoinJet’s fleet. The company also has on order a Hawker 4000 and a Hawker 400XPR.

The Hawker 800XPR program offers major airframe modifications such as the replacement of the existing TFE731-5BR engines with more powerful TFE731-50R engines and the addition of genuine Hawker winglets. JoinJet also elected to add Wi-Fi capabilities, a medevac interior, a flight data recorder, as well as new custom paint and interior selections to its aircraft. The upgrade is certified by both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA). Delivery is expected first quarter of 2013.

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“Our innovative Hawker 800XPR program delivers the range, proven reliability and exceptional passenger comfort that will help JoinJet continue to provide exceptional air lift and meet the growing demand for charter services from business owners across the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “JoinJet’s commitment to our Hawker 400XPR and 800XPR programs is a testament to the significance and value propositions of the upgrades.”

Capable of producing 5,000 pounds of thrust but flat rated to 4,660 pounds, the Hawker 800XPR’s new TFE731-50R engines create a robust interstage turbine temperature margin that translates into significantly improved performance and durability. Through the incorporation of 70 design and material improvements, the TFE731-50R engines deliver a 7 percent reduction in specific fuel consumption while increasing maintenance intervals. The result is a 32 percent reduction in Honeywell’s minimum Maintenance Service Plan (MSP) costs due to major periodic inspections of 3,000 hours and core zone inspection intervals of 6,000 hours as compared to 2,100 and 4,200 respectively on the original engines. The 800XPR upgrade qualifies for zero-cost enrollment in Honeywell’s MSP. The new engines also deliver a number of green advantages, such as lower noise levels and reduced carbon emissions.

The Hawker 800XPR upgrade provides improved hot/high performance. Climbing directly to FL410 at maximum takeoff weight in just 25 minutes, the Hawker 800XPR will reach FL370 a full three minutes faster than the Hawker 800XP. The direct climb capabilities, combined with the aircraft’s improved fuel efficiency, translate into true extended range and faster block times.

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.

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