Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification on all 400XPR program elements. All components of the exclusive factory-approved, engineered and supported upgrade package are available for installation on Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP aircraft at Textron Aviation service centers worldwide. The first full Hawker 400XPR factory-completed aircraft is currently in work and expected to deliver later this year.
“We offer the best – and the only factory-approved – upgrade solution for Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP owners, significantly improving their aircraft’s performance, operating cost and resale value,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “Our customers have been extremely impressed with the aircraft’s outstanding performance and we are eager to provide our 400A/400XP owners and operators with the confidence that comes only from an upgrade engineered and supported by the original manufacturer.”
The 400XPR program is fully customizable, can be performed in stages or in unison and can be completed in as little as 12 weeks. The full Hawker 400XPR package includes Genuine Hawker Winglets and new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines, a combination that offers a 33 percent increase in range along with improvements in runway and hot/high performance. The Hawker 400XPR has a range of 1,970 nautical miles with four passengers departing a 5,000-foot elevation airport at 30°C. The Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines enable the Hawker 400XPR to climb directly to FL450 in only 19 minutes at max takeoff weight.
In addition to winglets and new engines, the 400XPR offers customers the option of retaining their aircraft’s existing Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics or upgrading with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics. Customers can also choose between multiple exterior repaint and interior refurbishment options, along with a customized, factory certified re-conditioning that includes Textron Aviation’s industry leading ProParts coverage and a five year Williams International engine warranty.