Hawker 800 is a twin-engine corporate jet. It was originally developed by British Aerospace as the BAe 125 and is being assembled by Hawker Beechcraft.
In 1981, British Aerospace launched the BAe 125-700. By May 1983, the aircraft was ready for the first flight.
In the 800 series, some modifications were made in comparison with 700, the most notable of which were changes in the cockpit. The fuselage elements were also changed and the Garett TFE731-5R-1H engines were modernized. British Aerospace upgraded the wing, which allowed to improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft and make the aircraft very successful in sales (about 200 units were sold).
In 1993, the rights to the aircraft were sold to Beech Aircraft. In 2007, the Raytheon Aircraft Company (which included Beech Aircraft) was acquired by Hawker Beechcraft and, accordingly, the rights to the aircraft were also transferred to the new owner.
The current version of the aircraft is produced under the name Hawker 850XP and has a type certificate obtained in 2006. The 850XP is identical to the 800XP except for several modifications to winglets and an increase in the range of 190 km. In this version avionics and interior are also improved. Hawker 850XP fills the niche of the Hawker 1000 aircraft after stopping its production.
The aircraft has 2 modifications announced in 2006:
- Hawker 750 – in which the fuselage fuel tank is replaced by an additional luggage compartment, which increased capacity due to range;
- Hawker 900XP – on which Honeywell TFE731-50BR engines are installed to increase range.
- Type: Business Aircraft
- Power plant: two turbofan turbofan engines Honeywell TFE731-5BR-1H for 2,073 kg each
- Maximum number of passengers: 8 people
- Practical ceiling: 13,100 m
- Range: 4,222 km
- Maximum take-off weight: 12.7 t
- Cruising speed: 741 km / h
- Wingspan: 15.66 m
- Wing Area: 34.75 sq. m
- Length: 15.60 m
- Height: 5.36 m