Founded in 1920 Hawker Aircraft Limited was a British aircraft manufacturer headquartered in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, United Kingdom. The company merged in 1934 into Hawker Siddeley, a group of British manufacturing companies that became part of the British Aerospace plc in 1977. In 1993, the Raytheon Company acquired the British Aerospace Corporate Jets from the British Aerospace and maintained the Hawker legacy.
Hawker Aircraft models are comprised of Light Jets with the Hawker 400 series (Hawker 400XP, Hawker 400XPR), Mid-Size Business Jets with the Hawker 800 family (Hawker 800, Hawker 800XP, Hawker 750, Hawker 850XP, Hawker 850XP, Hawker 900XP) and Super-Midsize Business Jet with the Hawker 4000.
Since March 2014, Hawker Aircraft became part of Textron Aviation, the general aviation business unit of the Textron Group. Although Hawker Aircraft stopped manufacturing new aircraft models, the existing airplanes are still provided with a full spectrum of support such as service centers, spare parts or air response.