The Hawker 750 is a variant with a shorter range, larger cabin and additional baggage capacity. The aircraft made its maiden flight on 23 August 2007 and was certified on 19 February 2008. Deliveries began the same year. The jet is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-5BR engines.
The Hawker 800 has been a favourite among owners of medium-sized business aircraft since its introduction in 1995. Modelled on the popular De Havilland/Hawker Siddeley and British Aerospace 125, the Hawker 800 remains the private jet of choice for many top executives.
Development continued until the Hawker 850XP was certified on 3 February 2006, a model that had been improved yet again. The main new feature was the winglets developed by Raytheon Aircraft. Powered by two Honeywell 731-5BR turbofans, the luxury jet reached a top speed of up to 827 km/h. This variant was the next evolution. This variant was described as the next evolutionary stage of the 800 series and was part of a series of strategic upgrades to the Hawker fleet.
A completely new development was the Hawker Beechcraft 900XP, which improved the 800 series in terms of payload, performance and user-friendliness of the avionics in the cockpit. The traditional jets are powered by Honeywell Aerospace TFE 731-50R turbofan engines. The model was unveiled at the NBAA convention in October 2006 and US certification followed in October 2007. First deliveries to expectant customers began in 2008.
Advantages of a Hawker Beechcraft 700/750/800/850XP/900 as a rental aircraft:
Longevity: Many Hawker jets are older models that are still widely used in the market. One therefore also regularly encounters the aircraft with refreshed paintwork and new cabins. This shows that it is still a perfectly viable option for those looking for a proven charter aircraft. Thanks to its durability and reliability, the Hawker 750 and its sister models remain popular private jets for short-term business trips.
Attractive value for money: The Hawker 750 offers unbeatable value for money, which also makes it an attractive option for private jet charter customers. The aircraft offers the comfort and amenities of a midsized jet at a cost that is more in the light jet segment. This feature distinguishes the entire Hawker series and makes it an excellent choice for cost-conscious business travellers.
Competitive range: The Hawker also reaches many more distant destinations without a stopover. With a maximum range of almost 3,900 kilometres, it flies further than many other midsize jets. Even with a full passenger load, the jet can reach many destinations without a stopover. And when travelling with fewer passengers, Hawker jets can cover an even greater distance.
High distribution: There are many airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland where the private aircraft is available. This means that this type of aircraft can also be chartered more frequently than average and is available for use at short notice. Thanks to special check-in desks for private aircraft, which allow for quick and easy registration, often only a few hours pass between booking and departure of a Hawker jet.
Excellent passenger comfort: Hawker business jet cabins are extremely comfortable and spacious. This is an absolute plus when hiring a business jet, as travellers can choose to relax or concentrate on their work. High-quality materials and surfaces underline the luxury atmosphere. Thanks to the pressurised ventilation and state-of-the-art air conditioning, travellers arrive at their destination maximally refreshed.
Disadvantages of a Hawker Beechcraft 700/750/800/850XP/900 as a rental aircraft:
Lack of external baggage access: Hawker jets lack external hold access, which makes loading and unloading more time-consuming than on comparable jets. In expert forums, this is regularly cited as one of the most missed improvements. For travellers with little or light luggage, however, this disadvantage is of no consequence.
Not an efficiency champion: The Hawker 700 jets are not efficiency world champions. Mainly due to the age of the series, they have not benefited from the latest innovations in fuel efficiency. This affects both the environmental footprint of the flight and the variable fuel costs. The shorter the journey, the less this disadvantage matters.
The following four jets are possible charter alternatives if no Hawker 800 series jet is available:
The Cessna Citation Excel is a good option when a smaller jet is sufficient. The Bombardier Challenger 300 is a good choice when a little more space is needed. The Learjet 45 is a good choice for travellers who value high speed. If luxury is paramount, the Embraer Falcon 900 might be the preferred Hawker alternative.
The midsize Hawker jets continue to be a popular option for charter flights thanks to their combination of long range and competitive performance. With a flight time of up to 5.5 hours, these aircraft are perfect for flights to intra-European and selected intercontinental destinations. The newer models in particular are among the most modern aircraft in the midsize jet category thanks to advanced features. The flight stability and robustness of Hawker aircraft make them a good choice even in demanding flying conditions.
Aircraft data / Technical data (Model: Hawker Beechcraft 750)
|Aircraft category||Light-Midsize Jet|
|Manufacturer||Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (formerly: Raytheon Aircraft)|
|Number of units produced||48|
|Production period||2008 - 2012|
|Engine||2 x Honeywell TFE731-5BR|
|Price||13 Millionen US-Dollar (List price at launch of the model)|
|Toilet||1 x hinten|
|Take-off route||1.889 m|
|Landing distance||808 m|
|Maximum speed||863 km/h|
|Maximum flight altitude||12.497 m|
|Passenger capacity||9 Seats|
|Maximum payload with full tank||997 kg|
|Capacity of the most common rental variant||6 Seats|
|Cabin volume||17,1 m³|
|Cabin (length x width x height)||6,50 m x 1,83 m x 1,75 m|