Since its launch in 2006, the Hawker 850XP has become one of the most popular, mid-sized business jets on the market. With a lineage that dates back to the early 1960’s, the 850XP represents another step in the evolution of the successful Beechcraft/Raytheon line.
It’s similar in design and performance to it’s predecessor—the Hawker 800XP—with the exception that its wing system incorporates winglets. More than just a cosmetic accessory, this aerodynamic improvement gives the aircraft two distinct advantages over its forerunner:
- It climbs to 39,000 feet two minutes faster (about 2,000 feet/minute)
- It can travel an additional 100 nautical miles
Features such as this are what endear the 850XP to both pilots and the executives who demand business jets that deliver performance, as well as comfort.
With a maximum range of 2,676 NM and a cruising speed of 402 mph, the 850XP easily handles cross-country itineraries for on-the-go business types travelling between New York and LA. A relatively short takeoff distance also makes it adept at completing quick trips to centers with smaller airports.
But the thing clients appreciate most about the 850XP is the care Hawker puts into making it one of the most pleasurable private planes to travel in. Capable of seating eight executives comfortably, this mid-sized jet provides some of the same accommodations found in larger, more expensive, business jets:
- Spacious 604 cubic ft. cabin with stand-up headroom
- Fully-berthable seats
- Full lavatory
- LCD lighting
- Touch-screen seat controls
- In-cabin storage