Extends Range, Saves Fuel
Aviation Partners has received FAA
Supplemental Type Certification for Hawker 800XP Blended Winglets.
Friday's approval follows earlier FAA certification of Blended
Winglets for the Hawker 800.
"Blended Winglets transform the standard 2600 nm Hawker 800XP to a
2780 nm capable aircraft," says Aviation Partners Inc. VP Sales,
Gary Dunn. "A Blended Winglet Equipped Hawker 800 / Hawker 800XP
will climb higher and cruise faster, at any given cruise weight,
than the original airplane while saving 7% in fuel burn."
Performance Enhancing the Hawker 800 or Hawker 800XP aircraft
doesn't come cheap. Aviation Partners lists the price for upgrading
the Hawker 800 at $395,000; For the 800XP, the price is $425,000.
Of course, that includes installation.
Aviation Partners says a Hawker 800 equipped with the Blended
Winglets will fly 30 minutes longer, 180 NM further, 18 KTS faster
with a 2000 ft higher initial cruise altitude compared to a
standard Hawker 800. In addition, the Hawker 800 series Blended
Winglet incorporates the absolute state-of-the-art LED lighting
Aviation Partners' build order currently stands at 30 Blended
Winglet Systems for Hawker 800 and 800XP series aircraft.
"This patented, proven and visible technology promises Hawker
800XP owners coast-to-coast range, enhanced high and hot
performance and the same Blended Winglet technology found on the
Next Generation Boeing 737 aircraft," says Aviation Partners Inc.
Founder & CEO Joe Clark.
Aviation Partners has two appointed Hawker 800XP installation
centers -- West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, CO and Duncan
Aviation in Battle Creek, MI. "The goal," says Aviation Partners
Inc. VP Operations Hank Thompson, "is to have 3-4 authorized Hawker
Blended Winglet installation centers in North America and one in
"Certification on the Hawker 800XP has been a great Christmas
present for everyone here at Aviation Partners and for Hawker 800
series operators worldwide who have been waiting to see this
program become a reality," says Clark. "We're gearing up to upgrade
50 to 75 Hawker 800 series aircraft a year with our Blended Winglet