Hawker may not be a household name, but among discerning private jet enthusiasts, the name carries a history and tradition of excellence that’s hard to ignore.
The original model traces all the way to 1961, but don’t you dare say it’s behind the times. When done correctly, there are some things you only have to build once, and this private aircraft fully embodies this mindset. With a few tweaks and upgrades throughout the decades, the Hawker 850XP jet was released in 2006 and remains one of the best in its class as it continues to carry the Beechcraft / Raytheon name with pride.
Take a closer look at what makes this classic mid-sized business jet one you’ll ask for by name for your next charter:
Notable Features of the Hawker 850XP
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The Hawker 850XP is similar in aesthetics and performance to its predecessor (the Hawker 800XP), but with the notable addition of its winglets. More than just a cosmetic upgrade, these winglets allow the new and improved Hawker to climb to 39,000 feet more than two minutes faster and travel up to 100 additional nautical miles.
Travelers who demand comfort will find it onboard. Its typical seating configuration can accommodate up to eight passengers and provides fully berthable seating for ultimate relaxation. Its spacious cabin is immediately eyecatching, offering stand up height, wide aisle ways, and enough legroom to give you all the freedom you require.
Touch screen controls, LCD lighting, and in flight entertainment add to its high level of comfort, along with business forward amenities like generously sized folding tables and recessed cup holders.
The aircraft has also redesigned the way it utilizes space compared to the previous gen, offering in-cabin baggage access, adjustable seats, and a comfort-focused configuration. The company has gone above and beyond to make this upgrade even more comfortable and luxurious as the last.
Performance and Capabilities
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A total of 100 Hawker 850XP planes were produced between 2006 and 2009, and all but one remain in operation today. They’re still very much in demand, thanks to the twin Honeywell turbofans that contribute to its unmatched fuel efficiency. This also lowers the overall operational costs, making it one of the biggest values in private aviation. Charter rates typically range from $3,800 to $4,800 per hour, but the total cost will depend on your trip specifics, such as departure dates, times, and location.
Also worth mentioning is the upgraded avionics that make this model a step above the 800XP. The sleek Collins Pro Line avionics system is an excellent addition to an already impressive aircraft, and has been included in future editions like the 900XP.
The Hawker requires a relatively short takeoff length, giving it a leg up against comparable aircraft. This alone expands your travel options significantly, giving you access to harder to reach airports that can shorten your trip time. In total, the Hawker 850XP can travel up to 2,800 nautical miles at a cruise speed of 402 miles per hour, quickly taking you from New York to L.A.
When to Choose a Hawker 850XP Charter
Classified as a mid sized business jet, the Hawker 850XP is ideal for business and leisure alike. Because of its economic features, families and corporations appreciate the value they get from each flight, especially when they don’t have to sacrifice luxury or comfort in the process.
Perfect trips for this powerful jet include traveling from coast to coast, vacationing in the Caribbean, or traveling to either our northernmost or southernmost neighbor for work or play.
At Access Jet Group, we’re dedicated to helping you reserve a Hawker 850XP or other fan-favorite aircraft of your choosing. Our team of professional travel experts will help you explore your options and plan your travel in the air and on the ground to ensure a seamless, productive experience. Contact us today for pricing information and reservations, and enjoy a better way to fly.