The Hawker 800 is a twin-engine mid-sized jet which was originally developed and built by British Aerospace (BA) and is now produced by Hawker Beechcraft. The Hawker 800, and its predecessor are descendants of the HS-125 originally developed and flown in 1962.
In 1983, BA introduced the 125-800 with a number of improvements over earlier designs and designated as a successor to the 125-700. The most significant changes were improved aerodynamics such as its reshaped nose, extended fins on leading edges, and greater wingspan. These changes together with the more powerful TFE-731 engines which provided additional 1600lb thrust, resulted in reduced drag, improved fuel efficiency, and greater range and field performance. Additionally, the interior was redesigned to make even more efficient use of existing space. Notably, the Hawker 800 was the first business jet to feature Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) avionics in the cockpit.
In 1993 Raytheon purchased BA’s Corporate jet division and to align their business jets with the Hawker brand, the HS-125-800 became the Hawker 800. During its production years, the 800′s fuselage sections, wings, and control surfaces were manufactured and assembled in the UK and final assembly, outfitting and testing was completed at the Hawker Beechcraft facility in Wichita, Kansas.
In addition to the original 800, BA and later Hawker produced a number of variants including the extended performance versions Hawker 800XP, Hawker 850XP, and Hawker 800XPr as well as a number of variants for military and search and rescue missions for US and international agencies. By the time the last Hawker 800 rolled off the production line, over 275 of the aircraft had been built and delivered. Production ended in 1995 when the 800XP entered service as its replacement. The 800XPr is the current production model of this aircraft and features improved engines, new winglet design and redesigned interior.
Technical specifications are as follows:
The Hawker 800 is equipped with two Allied Signal TFE 731-5R-1H rated at 4,200 lb thrust each.
Performance specifications are as follows:
The 800 has a maximum cruise speed of 536 mph (863 km/h) and an economical cruising speed of 462 mph (743 km/h). The range with maximum fuel is 3,007mi (4,843km) and with four passengers the range is 2,879mi (4,633km).
Dimension specifications are as follows:
The 800 overall length is 51ft 1in (15.58 m) and height is 17ft 4in (5.3 m). The aircraft has a wingspan of 51ft 4in(15.67m). The baggage compartments can hold 40 cubic feet.
Weight specifications are as follows:
The 800 empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 18,000lb (8164kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 27,400lb (12,428kg). The useful load is 11,520 lb (5,225 kg) with a maximum payload of 2,000lb (907kg). With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 1,520lb (689kg).
Internal specifications are as follows:
The 800 cabin length is 21ft 3in, width is 6.0 ft and the height is 5ft 7.5in. The cabin can comfortably seat eight to nine passengers with a crew of two although the corporate seating configuration is typically for seven to eight passengers. The corporate cabin features two club arrangements but other options exist including the popular side-facing, three-seat divan.
The cabin features executive style leather seating that swivel 360 degrees and track inboard, indirect ceiling lighting, individual reading lights and power outlets at each passenger seat, full private lavatory, fold-out tables, a refreshment center and several storage closets. Numerous options are available for additional cabin furniture and other amenities but no matter what the layout, you can be assured that AutAir’s Hawker 800 jets offer you an environment designed for maximum comfort and productivity.
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