Hawker

April 29, 2008 - 10:10am

Deliveries of the Hawker 4000 have not yet begun, despite Hawker Beechcraft saying for more than a month that it would “soon” start shipments of the super-midsize business jet, now in its 12th year of gestation. The FAA currently lists 30 Hawker 4000s–two more than last month–in the U.S. aircraft registry database, all of which are registered to the manufacturer.

April 28, 2008 - 9:15am

Deliveries of the Hawker 4000 were still stalled at press time, despite Hawker Beechcraft’s saying for more than a month that it would “soon” begin shipments of the super-midsize business jet. The FAA lists 30 Hawker 4000s in the U.S. aircraft registry database, all of which are registered to the manufacturer.

April 23, 2008 - 8:00am

Considering the circumstances, NBAA, its membership and participants in the association’s 2001 convention in New Orleans were generally satisfied, despite the reduced numbers of attendees and exhibitors. This year, despite a struggling U.S. economy, show organizers for the Orlando event expect a show equal in scale to what had originally been anticipated in New Orleans.

April 16, 2008 - 6:44am

The honeymoon is over and newlyweds NBAA and EBAA are even happier about their EBACE union than they were after last year’s inaugural European Business and Aviation Convention (now Conference) and Exhibition.

March 31, 2008 - 11:59am

The Hawker 750 is now entering service, following FAA certification in February, and thus drops off the In The Works list. The 750 is Hawker Beechcraft’s second recent derivative of the Hawker series; the first was the 900XP, certified last August. The 750 adds a 32-cu-ft heated external baggage compartment by removing the fuselage fuel tank, but still offers NBAA IFR range of 2,116 nm with the standard eight-passenger Hawker cabin.

March 28, 2008 - 6:01am

There are now 23 Hawker 4000s in the completion pipeline as Hawker Beechcraft continues function and reliability testing, the last phase before the FAA issues final type approval.

March 25, 2008 - 11:31am

There are now 23 Hawker 4000s in the completion pipeline as Hawker Beechcraft continues function and reliability testing, the last phase before the FAA will allow deliveries to proceed.

March 19, 2008 - 6:33am

As most in the industry have come to understand, business aviation follows the general economy, but lags behind it by a year or two. The last few years were no exception.

March 19, 2008 - 6:21am

Don’t expect an economic miracle from the business aviation marketplace over the next decade. Honeywell forecasters once again are predicting nothing better than “slow but sustained expansion” through 2013.

February 27, 2008 - 5:30am

The FAA on January 28 certified the Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90GTi, the latest version of the twin turboprop still popular 44 years after its introduction. The manufacturer also received certification from Brazilian airworthiness authorities and is awaiting certification from Europe, Mexico, Canada, Venezuela and Guatemala.

 
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