All About Hawker Business Jets
Based on the most successful British commercial aircraft ever built, the modern era of Hawker business jets enjoyed a 20-year production run between 1993 and 2013. However, the history of these highly regarded aircraft goes well beyond that.
The prototype for the company’s original twin-engine corporate jet first began under de Havilland in the early 1960s. It was initially known as the DH. 125 until Hawker Siddeley acquired de Havilland shortly before the aircraft entered production in 1962.
Another name change ensued when Hawker Siddeley merged with British Aircraft Corporation in 1977 to form British Aerospace. At this point, the name changed to BAe 125. That lasted until 1993 when Raytheon acquired British Aerospace’s line of business jets. As a tribute to the aircraft’s lineage, they became known as Hawker business jets.
Hawker Business Jets Today
Today, the Hawker brand is owned by Textron Aviation, an aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. They also own the Beechcraft and Cessna brands, forming the industry’s broadest product portfolio.
Hawker business jets hold particular appeal as private jet charters, particularly in the light and midsize jet market segments. Their most popular jet charter options include:
For short-hop private jet charters, it doesn’t get much better than the Hawker 400XP. With high-speed cruising capabilities of 450 mph and its class-leading cabin size, it’s a cost-effective option for charter air travel.
The 400XP is also a nimble performer on the runway, which allows it to access smaller airports in remote regions.
Find out more about Hawker 400XP charters.
At Stratos Jet Charters, we receive many requests for a range of midsize jets, but none more than the Hawker 800XP. It offers clients the ideal blend of:
- Cabin comfort
Capable of flying 2,900 nautical miles without stopping, the Hawker 800XP has the legs to carry a load of eight passengers from Colorado to New York.
To learn which other private jets receive the most requests for air charter, read: Best in Class: Which Private Jet Charters Get Requested Most Often?
For travelers who require a little more range than the Hawker 800XP can provide, the 850XP is a great choice. It features:
- Winglets for an additional 100 nm
- Upgraded avionics
- Redesigned interior
Announced in 2006, the Hawker 900XP increases the range and power of the original Hawker 800 series with the introduction of two Honeywell TFE731-50BR turbofans.
Find out more about Hawker 900XP charters.
The Hawker 1000 is a workhorse in the super-midsize jet charter class. It utilizes rugged, simple-to-use systems, and its maximum range of 3,067 nm gives it true transcontinental range. It has room for up to eight passengers.
Find out more about Hawker 1000 charters.
While the majority of Hawker business jets are derived from the original BAe 125, the Hawker 4000 is state-of-the-art. Among it’s long list of innovative features are:
- Carbon composite fuselage
- Large, well-positioned windows for optimal passenger viewing
- LED lighting
- Full galley
- Hard-door, externally serviced lavatory
- Hot and cold water capability
Looking to charter a jet for your next business mission? Talk to one of our expert air charter associates at Stratos Jets. We’ll help you pinpoint the best available aircraft for your travel needs–For jet charter rates, call (888) 593-9066 (toll free) or request a quote online.