In The Works: Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 450XP

 - October 31, 2008, 6:22 AM

Hawker Beechcraft announced the upgraded Hawker 450XP, featuring new engines, fadec-controlled Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535Ds that are 10 percent more fuel efficient than the 400XP’s JT15Ds and offer a 5,000-hour TBO. Avionics are Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21, and the cabin features Rockwell’s Venue entertainment/management system. Performance improvements include 9 percent more range, long-range cruise speed up seven knots to 421 knots, improved hot-and-high performance and lower hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions. First flight of the 450XP is expected in the second quarter next year, followed by certification and entry into service in early 2010.