Follows FAA Approval In August 2007
It is Hawker Beechcraft's goal that practically anywhere the sun
shines on planet Earth, its new Hawker 900XP will be legal to fly
there. Building on the August 2007 receipt of FAA
certification for the midsize bizjet, the planemaker
announced Thursday the 900XP recently achieved certifications by
the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and several other
In addition to the EASA certification, the Hawker 900XP also
received certification in Australia, Aruba, Czech Republic, Macau,
Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and United
Arab Emirates. Deliveries of the Hawker 900XP in Europe and other
countries began in December 2007.
"Achieving these certifications enables more of our
international customers the opportunity to own and operate this
exceptional aircraft," said Brad Hatt, president, commercial sales.
"The Hawker 900XP has a lower cost of operations while offering
superior capabilities to the highly successful Hawker 850XP. These
enhanced capabilities include significant improvements in engine
thrust, fuel efficiency, range and overall performance."
The Hawker 900XP launches Honeywell’s new TFE731-50R
engine, exhibiting improved hot and high altitude performance. Long
range cruise improves to almost 2,800 nautical miles National
Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Instrument Flight Rules (IFR)
range with six passengers, allowing it to make a non-stop flight
from New York to anywhere on the West Coast 99.9 percent of the
At high speed cruise, range improves
to 2,307 nautical miles for the Hawker 900XP as compared to the
Hawker 850XP’s 2,111 nautical miles range, an almost-nine
percent improvement. The planemaker states the new Honeywell
TFE731-50R engines will result in five percent lower fuel burn, and
10 percent lower engine maintenance costs on MSP-enrolled engines.
Thus, total direct operating costs will be reduced five percent and
cost per nautical mile drops six percent.
The Hawker 900XP has the same cabin size as the Hawker
800-series, the largest and most successful cabin in its class.