Evolution is what makes Hawker aircraft so successful. In 2006, the midsize 850XP made significant improvements in performance and accommodations. True to form, the 900XP retains all of the 850’s advanced traits (fuel efficiency, aerodynamics, comfort, performance capabilities), but better.
The long-range business jet features an enhanced variation of the 850XP’s winglets, increasing hot/high-altitude and cruise performance and range. On the runway in hot/high conditions, the 900XP requires 1,800 feet less runway for a 2,000 nautical mile trip with six passengers. It can complete coast-to-coast trips, Teterboro to Seattle for example.
The 900XP features Honeywell TFE731-50R engines designed specifically for the aircraft. Each is rated at 4,660 lbs. of thrust. Increased climb performance and immediate maximum altitude (41,000 feet) are benefits of the new engines.
Like the 850XP, the 900XP features the Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. Four 8x10 inch adaptive screens display navigation, terrain awareness warning systems (TAWS), weather, reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) and enhanced ground proximity warning systems (EGPWS). The system is set-up intuitively to decrease workload while increasing safety and awareness in the cockpit.
With a cabin as roomy as the 850XP’s, it’s no wonder Raytheon chose to reuse the design for the 900XP. With a 604 cubic ft. cabin, the aircraft surpasses all others in its class. Features of the cabin include stand-up headroom, LCD lighting, touch-screen seat controls, fully-berthable seats and plenty of in-cabin storage. The cabin accommodates eight passengers.
The 900XP business jet offers unbeatable fuel efficiency, performance, intuitiveness and comfort. Although improved from earlier Hawker models, the 850XP lacks the power and range of the 900XP. It is simply more machine.