The Hawker family has mastered the art of evolution. Designed with the latest improvements in technology, the Hawker 850XP climbs faster, goes farther, and performs better than its predecessor, the successful 800XP. It’s no wonder that the 850XP is the best-selling midsize business jet. Private Jet Photo Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 850XP exteriorCertified in 2006, the 850XP’s greatest feature is its design, more specifically the addition of winglets. The slight modification improves overall performance by creating a more aerodynamic aircraft.
The 850XP climbs to 39,000 feet two minutes less than its predecessor and can travel an additional 100 nautical miles. It completes cross-country trips such as Teterboro to San Francisco (2,225 nm). Less drag means that the aircraft is capable of traveling against headwinds at a high-speed cruise of 448 ktas, and requires less fuel. Surprisingly, winglets also increase the aircraft’s basic inspection interval from 300 to 600 hours.
The Hawker 850XP is a derivative of the best selling business jet of all time, the British designed DH-125. It entered into service in 2006, equipped with upgraded engines and a sleek design to improve performance.
The result was impressive as the 850XP offers a great range and top speed as well as being highly efficient. The aircraft’s success is also down to its exceptional interior.
All things considered, in the 850XP, Hawker Beechcraft have succeeded in creating an aircraft which represents an excellent option for medium-haul journeys as it provides an efficient and comfortable service.
The cabin is longer and wider than many of its competitors in the category of Midsize Jets, including the Gulfstream G150 and the Cessna Citation Sovereign. The 850XP is, therefore, extremely spacious and easily seats up to 8 passengers in ultimate comfort.