Raytheon receives approval for Hawker 700 RVSM

 - May 15, 2008, 11:50 AM

Raytheon Aircraft Services in the UK has received RVSM group approval for Hawker 700s. The company is now seeking FAA approval. For older Hawker 700Bs requiring the replacement of mechanical altimeters with digital equipment and an air-data computer (ADC), the mod costs approximately $123,000. For later 700s, which require only the ADC installation and other modifications, the cost falls to about $65,000. The work takes three to four weeks, and the current lead time for getting aircraft into Raytheon’s Chester, UK facility is four to six weeks.