Best of the Best 2011: Business Aircraft: Midsize: Hawker 900XP

    Equipped with bigger, more powerful engines, the Hawker 900XP (316.676.0800, www.hawkerbeechcraft.com) represents a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the 850XP. These engines improve the jet’s ability to take off in hot weather and high altitudes, and they enable it to reach its cruise altitude of 41,000 feet in just 25 minutes. The $16 million 900XP, which seats as many as nine passengers, can cruise at speeds faster than 500 mph and has a range greater than 3,200 miles when carrying four passengers.

    The 19-passenger copter will have an extended range and features to ensure maximum comfort…
    The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
    The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
    The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
    The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
    The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
    The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
    The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
    The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
    The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…