FrontRunners: Staying in Shape

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Hawker Beechcraft’s update of its 400XP business jet, the $8 million Hawker 450XP (www.hawkerbeechcraft.com), features new engines, but the cabin shape remains unchanged. "The 400XP has a unique fuselage design, with a squarish-oval kind of cross section, that provides a flat floor and plenty of shoulder and headroom in the cabin," says Dennis Hildreth, senior product manager for the Hawker series. "It’s very popular, so we’re keeping that just the same for the new 450XP." rel="nofollow" The new Pratt & Whitney engines provide more efficient fuel burn, longer range, and faster climbs. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2010.

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…
The amphibious aircraft only requires a sport-pilot license to fly and can be towed behind a car…