New Avionics And More
Company announced the new and improved Hawker 800XPi at the 2005
European Business Association Convention and Exhibition (EBACE)
Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland. The new Hawker 800XPi will
feature upgraded Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics, a new
interior and cabin management system and even a 5-year limited
warranty on the airframe, engines, and avionics.
"These upgrades to the Hawker 800XPi make it the most capable,
dependable, and reliable midsize jet in the market," said Brad
Hatt, president and general manager of Hawker Business at Raytheon
Aircraft Company. "The Hawker 800XP, the world's best-selling
midsize jet, captures the perfect balance of speed, range, and
comfort. It is selectively being upgraded to meet the demanding
requirements of today's aircraft operators."
Starting in mid-2005, standard features include the Rockwell
Collins Integrated Flight Information Systems (IFIS) that increases
the existing capabilities of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21
avionics suites and provides pilots with additional decision-making
tools, electronic charts and enhanced map overlays.
The Pro Line 21 Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance
(CNS) radios provide operators with more reliable communication and
navigation, with less weight and volume, while providing necessary
architecture for future digital communications with Air Traffic
Optional 3D flight management system mapping, paperless cockpit
and real-time graphical cockpit weather will be offered also. The
graphical cockpit weather upgrade offers World Wide Weather with
Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)
provided by Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., as well as United
States Weather (both graphical and textual) provided by XM
The Hawker 800XPi interior and cabin management upgrade
increases the aft baggage volume and usability and fulfills
customer requests. The aircraft's three place divan moved to the
opposite side of the cabin, to allow for more continuous baggage
volume behind the lav mirror and into the adjoining cabin. Golf
clubs, larger luggage and large boxes are now easily accommodated
in this new baggage area, as well as the forward traditional area.
Also, both luggage areas are easily accessible while in flight.
The Rockwell Collins Airshow 21 Cabin Management System includes
user-friendly LCD touch screens at each seat plus one on each divan
armrest. From the CEO chair, an occupant can control the entire
cabin temperature, lighting and entertainment systems. The entire
cabin is lit with LED lighting that saves a significant amount in
operating expenses over the lifespan of an aircraft.
Other features include:
- New 15-inch video monitors (versus previous 13.8-inch) recessed
in the bulkheads.
- New tailoring for the cabin seats and divan
- Redesigned front baggage upper storage cabin that increases
usable space and offers improved latching
- Flush-fitting galley doors with invisible hinges and improved
- New FAA-approved safety design latches on all cabinetry
- More functional and robust tables, side ledges, cup holders,
storage lids and trim
- Improved cabin sound system with more powerful speakers at
The new cabin is also designed to be maintenance-friendly. All
switches can be disassembled and re-installed without removing any
interior components, reducing man-hours for replacement by
approximately five hours per switch.
Current Hawker 800XP's that are equipped with the Rockwell
Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite can be retrofit with this
package. The work will be performed exclusively at authorized
Hawker Aircraft Service and Raytheon Aircraft Service centers.