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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft Installs First Hawker 400XPR Avionics Upgrade

The first customer aircraft in the Hawker Beechcraft 400XPR upgrade program is undergoing the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics system upgrade at its Hawker Beechcraft Service facility in Atlanta, the airframe manufacturer said Wednesday. The avionics upgrade is the first component of the 400XPR Program to receive FAA certification.

“The first customer aircraft to receive the avionics upgrade is an important step in the 400XPR program,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “The program is moving forward with great energy, and we look forward to giving all Hawker 400-series operators access to the only factory-completed, factory-warrantied and factory-serviceable enhancements in the market today.”

The Hawker 400XPR factory-direct aircraft upgrade program combines Hawker winglets, propulsion of FJ44-4A-32 engines, optional Pro Line 21 avionics and additional system enhancements. The first flight of the Hawker 400XPR engine test article was completed in May with new Williams International FJ44-4A-32 engines.

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