Raytheon Hawker 800 & British Aerospace HS-125-700

  • CountryUnited Kingdom and USA
  • TypeMid size corporate jet
  • Powerplants700 - Two 16.6kN (3700lb) Garrett TFE-731-3RH turbofans. 800XP - Two 20.7kN (4660lb) AlliedSignal TFE-731-5BR1Hs.
  • Performance700 - Max cruising speed 808km/h (436kt), economical cruising speed 723km/h (390kt). Service ceiling 41,000ft. Range with max fuel, payload and IFR reserves 4725km (2550nm). 800XP - Max speed and cruising speed 845km/h (456kt), economical cruising speed 740km/h (400kt). Max initial rate of climb 3100ft/min. Service ceiling 43,000ft. Range with max payload 4780km (2580nm), range with max fuel and VFR reserves 5230km (2825nm).
  • Weights700 - Empty 5825kg (12,845lb), max takeoff 11,567kg (25,500lb). 800XP - Empty 7075kg (15,600lb), max takeoff 12,700kg (28,000lb).
  • Dimentions700 - Wing span 14.33m (47ft 0in), length 15.46m (50ft 9in), height 5.36m (17ft 7in). Wing area 32.8m2 (353.0sq ft). 800XP - Wing span 15.66m (51ft 5in), length 15.60m (51ft 2in), height 5.36m (17ft 7in). Wing area 34.8m2 (374.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical seating for eight passengers in corporate layout, or max seating for 14.
  • Production215 HS-125-700s built and more than 360 Hawker 800s built, with 50 to be produced in 1999. Over 1000 125 series aircraft ordered including military versions.

The HS-125-700 and Hawker 800 are two later forms of the world's longest running corporate plane generation program.

The 125-700 and Hawker 800 are immediate advancements of the DH-125 (later the HS-125), which first flew in August 1962. This air ship was produced into various variations through to the HS-125-600, all of which are fueled by the Rollsroyce Viper turbojet and are portrayed independently under Hawker Siddeley.

The presentation of the HS-125-700 in 1976 brought with it huge execution and mileage profits as the -700 consolidated Garrett TFE-731 turbofans. The 125-700 first flew on June 19 1976, and the model stayed in generation until it was supplanted by the 125-800 in 1984.

The 125-800 first flew on May 26 1983 and it presented various enhancements. Air movement optimized progressions incorporated a reprofiled nose and windscreen, amplified balance heading edge, and more prominent compass wing which diminished drag and expanded lift and fuel limit. Extent was helped further by a bigger ventral fuel tank. All the more capable TFE-731s enhanced field execution, while an overhauled inner part made more productive utilization of the space accessible. The 800 was likewise the first corporate plane to peculiarity an EFIS cockpit and is presently accessible with the Collins Pro Line 21 flight suite. The 800a was particularly gone for the US advertise, the 800b for non US showcases.

The 125-800 turned into the Hawker 800 from mid 1993 when Raytheon bought Bae's Corporate Jets division. Creation has been moved to Wichita in the USA (the first US based 800 flew on November 5 1996, the keep going UK based 800 on April 29 1997).

Current generation is of the 800xp (Extended Performance) which was certificated in 1995 and has enhanced motors for better climb and journey execution. Another inside is constantly presented in 1999.

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