Hawker 800

November 17, 2006 - 6:03am

Raytheon Aircraft Services (RAS) sent a letter dated May 31 alerting customers that it is selling its Atlantic City, N.J. facility to FBO Midlantic Jet Aviation. The sale will mark the end of Raytheon maintenance at Atlantic City because Midlantic won’t take over this work, and leaves RAS with eight factory-owned service maintenance facilities in the U.S., but none in the northeast.

November 15, 2006 - 9:43am

Raytheon announced a broadening of its Hawker product line by introducing the Hawker 900XP and the Hawker 750, both derivatives of the Hawker 850XP. The models will replace the Hawker 850XP when they begin entering service.

November 15, 2006 - 8:15am

Raytheon Aircraft broke ground today for a $16.3 million, 112,000-sq-ft expansion to its Hawker completions facility in Little Rock, Ark. Currently, the facility outfits Hawker 850XPs with interiors, avionics and paint before they are delivered to customers. The facility at present is working “at capacity,” according to the company.

November 15, 2006 - 6:22am

As the Raytheon Hawker 800XP that on August 28 collided with a sailplane in Nevada prepared to land, one of the jet’s passengers cinched up his seat belt and the inboard portion of the belt fitting detached. The passenger moved to another seat and the same thing happened again.

November 14, 2006 - 6:26am

Preparing for future growth of its U.S. and European operations–and in spite of mounting losses–fractional ownership giant NetJets has placed orders for 72 business jets valued at more than $1.6 billion.

November 13, 2006 - 10:44am

Raytheon Aircraft broke ground on October 3 to expand its aircraft completions facilities in Little Rock, Ark., with a $16.3 million addition creating more room for paint and interior completions of the Hawker 4000.

November 13, 2006 - 9:10am

Remarkably, the two pilots and three passengers on a NetJets Hawker 800XP (N879QS) and the pilot of a Schleicher sailplane escaped serious injury when the two aircraft collided at about 16,000 feet yesterday afternoon near Carson City, Nev. The pilot of the glider bailed out and landed safely, while the jet made a gear-up landing at Carson City Airport.

November 13, 2006 - 8:35am

Cleveland-based fractional provider Flight Options this morning launched Fractional First, which it describes as a “purchase and use program designed to deliver up to a 15-percent increase in value through access to more hours or savings on long-haul trips.” The new program is the company’s response to the perceived lack of transparency in the industry.

November 13, 2006 - 5:47am

Raytheon has selected AirCell’s ST 3100 satcom system as standard equipment on the Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet.

Already standard or optional on nearly two dozen aircraft worldwide, the ST 3100 operates on the Iridium satellite system, providing pilots and passengers with all-altitude and all-latitude coverage worldwide.    

November 9, 2006 - 8:46am

Bombardier CRJ200, New York, Sept. 26, 2006–An Air Wisconsin CRJ200 struck birds when landing at La Guardia Airport. The right flap of the regional jet was damaged, but there were no injuries to crew or passengers.

 
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