New Hawker-Beechcraft aircraft in the works
April 19, 2011, Wichita, Kan. - Hawker Beechcraft Corporation has added a second aircraft to its 400XPR development programme.
The test programme will be used primarily to develop and certify various avionics upgrade options.
The Hawker 400XPR is a four-phase programme that improves the Hawker 400XP's engine, wing, avionics and systems reliability.
The Hawker 400XPR three-display avionics system is expected to receive certification in 2012, and will be available to all Beechjet 400A and Hawker 400XP aircraft as a stand-alone upgrade, while additional 400XPR avionics variations and options will follow.
It will replace the existing engines with new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 dual FADEC high-bypass turbofans, while Hawker composite winglets also feature as well as an optional flight deck with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics.