Hawker Beechcraft took the wraps off the Hawker 450XP and King Air 350i here yesterday. Both aircraft enjoy cabin makeovers for the people in back who pay the bills and, in the case of the revamped Hawker, the pilots up front will get Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and more modern engines.
Hawker Beechcraft today launched the Hawker 450XP, a derivative of the Hawker 400XP (née Beechjet 400A) with new cockpit avionics and engines.
Nextant Aerospace said it is accelerating deliveries of the 400NXT–serialized remanufactured Beechjets and Hawker 400XPs with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics and new Williams FJ44-3AP engines–to the first quarter of 2010. “We are pleased to announce the shortened delivery time for both the serialized production and retrofit 400NXT programs.
NetJets Europe (NJE) announced in late August that it has sold its 3,000th “Private Jet Card” since the program was launched in 2002. The company sold half of those cards in the last two years. Prices start at ?131,000 ($182,000) for 25 flight hours in a small-cabin jet such as a Hawker 400XP or a Cessna Citation Bravo. The jet card accounts for 50 percent of NJE’s customers and 23 percent of its traffic, the company said.
Nextant Aerospace last month expanded the available options for its Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Beechjet 400A/XP cockpit retrofit program. According to the Ohio company, the list of options for the upgrade package includes a second multifunction display, XM weather receiver, integrated flight information system and turbulence-detection weather radar.
Despite the display of a scale model of the Subaru light business jet concept as recently as the Farnborough Air Show in July, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has apparently shelved its plans to follow in the footsteps of fellow Japanese car maker Honda in producing a business jet.
The FAA and Pratt & Whitney Canada believe they have found the cause of at least three high-
altitude, dual-engine flameouts on Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5-powered airplanes operating in certain meteorological conditions. In a proposed Airworthiness
The FAA and Pratt & Whitney Canada believe they have found the cause of three high-altitude double engine flameouts on Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5-powered Beechjets between mid-2004 and mid-2006.
It became apparent late last year that the management team led by chairman and CEO Kenn Ricci would be unable to raise the investment capital needed to continue fractional provider Flight Options in its then form. John Nahill, Raytheon Co.
Hawker Beechcraft Beechjet 400, Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 28, 2005–Both engines of the Flight Options Beechjet flamed out because high-altitude ice crystals that had accumulated on the P&WC JT15D-5 engines’ compressor vanes were ingested when the pilots pulled back the power levers to descend, according to the NTSB.