Gets Big Launch Order From NetJets
Despite talk that Raytheon Aircraft Company is seeking a
buyer for its general aircraft operations... on the
floor of the National Business Aviation Association Monday,
Raytheon officials were all smiles as they proudly announced
the development of two new bizjet models: the Hawker 900XP and
Hawker 750 models, for the mid-size and super-light-mid jet
Officials with Raytheon told ANN the company decided to press
ahead with plans for the two new Hawker variants, following market
analysis and a review of the Hawker product line showed an
opportunity was not being satisfied in the light-mid size jet
The Hawker 900XP (center) will launch Honeywell’s new
TFE731-50R engine providing improved hot and high altitude
performance with over 2,800 nm NBAA IFR range with six
passengers... allowing it to make a one-stop flight from New York
to Honolulu 99.9 percent of the time. It also will have the same
cabin size as the Hawker 800-series.
Featuring a factory-customized interior by the Little Rock
Completion Center, and RAC designed winglets, Raytheon says the
900XP will be well positioned to continue to be the most preferred
airplane in the mid-size segment. Standard priced at $13.9 million,
certification is expected mid-year 2007 with deliveries to begin in
the 3rd Quarter.
Raytheon also announced contracts with NetJets Aviation and
NetJets Europe for the purchase of 48 of the new Hawker aircraft --
30 Hawker 750s and 18 Hawker 900XPs, for NetJets’ global
fleets. The order is valued at in excess of $500 million.
Deliveries will commence in 2007 and continue through 2009.
"We are excited to be the launch customer for the Hawker 750 and
Hawker 900XP. This order reflects the increased demand for NetJets
private aviation solutions in both the US and in Europe," said
Richard Santulli, chairman, NetJets Inc. "The Hawker 900XP will be
an integral part of our Columbus based Netjets Aviation
program. It complements our existing fleet in the United
States, providing our owners with greater choice and longer range
while continuing to maintain the high standards that have made
NetJets the market leader. The Hawker 750 is a fantastic fit
for our European customers enhancing our NetJets Europe fleet."
The new Hawker 750 (below) will be a 2,100 nm NBAA IFR range
airplane with four passengers, strategically positioned with the
largest cabin in the light-mid size aircraft segment. It will have
the same cabin as the Hawker 800-series -- but the ventral fuel
tank will be replaced with a heated external baggage compartment
with 32 cubic feet of additional baggage capacity.
Raytheon touts the Hawker 750 cabin -- measuring 5’9" in
height and 6’0" in width -- will be far superior in both
comfort and size to anything in the light-mid size category.
The airplane will continue to use the highly successful
Honeywell TFE731-5BR engine and state-of-the-art Collins Pro Line
21 avionics package. The aircraft will feature a new Hawker
interior designed specifically for the 750 and for this market
segment. Priced at $11.2 million standard and $11.9 million
typically equipped in 2007 dollars, certification is planned for Q3
2007 and deliveries will begin in the Fourth Quarter.
"The Hawker 900XP and Hawker 750 will provide us with the best
combination of cabin size, payload, and range in their respective
market segments," Brad Hatt, president, Commercial Aircraft.
"Hawker has always been synonymous with quality, performance and
value. Now we will have two additional products in two different
market segments backed by the exceptional service and support our
customers know to expect."
Raytheon Aircraft Company designs, manufactures, markets and
supports Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft for the world’s
commercial and military markets.