Throughout its history, the Hawker 1000/1000A has proven to be one of the most dependable super-midsize private jets on the market. This series of jet has been popular since the 1960s, and thanks to a number of updates to the engines, airfoils and amenities over the years, it still remains a viable class competitor.
Part of the appeal of this veteran aircraft has to do with the rugged, simple systems it uses. In a world where charter jets are relied on for constant use, the Hawker 1000 is a workhorse.
Produced by Beechcraft/Raytheon, the Hawker 1000 is based on the 800 series midsize jets. It features an elongated fuselage and a wing-forward design that allows more fuel storage. These changes, along with other cabin improvements, give the 1000 better:
When it comes to space, the Hawker 1000 has plenty:
Cabin length: 24.4 feet
Height: 5.8 feet
Width: 6 feet
Baggage capacity: 65 cubic feet
This makes it perfect for stretching out your legs on long flights. These private jets provide an exceptional balance of comfort, speed and range.
The Hawker 1000, which ended production in 1997, can fly 3,067 nautical miles non-stop, giving it true transcontinental east-west range. A pair of Pratt and Whitney PW 305 turbofan engines give it cruise speeds of up to 470mph. At sea level, it requires nearly 6,000 feet of runway for takeoffs.
A typical charter of this executive jet includes trips from:
- Boston to St. Thomas
- Miami to Seattle
- New York to Los Angeles
Chartering these private jets provides seating on long flights for up to nine passengers. It can also be configured to carry more for shorter trips. The cabin layout is typically configured with:
- Five single executive seats
- One three-place divan
The cabins of Hawker 1000 private jets are appointed with all the communications technology business executives needs to function at full capacity while cruising at 41,000 ft.
The avionics system used in the Hawker 1000 is the Honeywell SPX-8000 dual-channel fail-operational digital flight system, which was quite advanced for its time.
Hawker 1000 Charter Rates (Per hour)
- One-way $6,250 - $7,250
- Round-trip $4,000 - $5,000