Over 35 800SPs and 800XP2s Now Flying with Aviation Partners Inc. Blended Winglets
EASA certification achieved in Europe — move is on to Performance Upgrade in 2006!
April 24, 2006 Seattle WA – Two European-based Raytheon Hawker 800XPs have been transformed
to Performance Enhanced 800XP2’s with Aviation Partners, Inc. patented* Blended Winglet
Technology. And, with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of Hawker Blended
Winglets, achieved in 2005, Hawker 800 and 800XP operators in Europe can look forward to dramatic
performance, fuel savings and mission capability benefits in 2006.
“Both of our European Hawker operators, one based in Italy and the other in the UK, have been flying a lot and are very pleased with their Performance Enhanced aircraft,” says Aviation Partners, Inc. Vice President of Sales Gary Dunn. “Over the past year there’s been a great deal of interest in our Hawker Blended Winglet programs and this year we’re making a push to add more 800SP and 800XP2 customers in the region.”
Upgrading your Hawker 800 or 800XP to an 800SP or 800XP2 ($425,000 installed) translates into fuel savings of up to 7.3%, a range boost of up to 180 nm, faster time to climb, 2000 foot higher initial cruise altitude and cruise speed increases of up to 18 kts. Worldwide, over 60 orders have been received to date for Hawker Blended Winglet Performance Upgrades.
This is the same Blended WingletTechnology that’s standard on every Boeing BBJ delivery and that has transformed the majority of the Gulfstream II fleet to IISPs.Today, over half of the global Boeing 737-800/700 Next Generation fleet, and a growing number of 757-200s is flying with Aviation Partners Blended WingletTechnology.
“Blended Winglet Technology has now become the new performance standard in both business and commercial aviation,” says Aviation Partners, Inc. CEO and Aviation Partners Boeing, Chairman Joe Clark. “A Hawker 800 or 800XP upgraded with Aviation Partners Blended Winglets brings the Hawker design into the modern age and will make a dramatic difference in performance, capability and overall operating economy.”
Meet Joe Clark and Gary Dunn and see a Blended Winglet equipped Hawker during EBACE May 3-5th at Static Display #17.
Patent No. 5348253Click to download PDF