Tuesday, December 16, 2008


2004– Present

STANDARD DATA: Seats 8-14. Gross wt. 37,700. Empty wt. 21,555. Fuel capacity 2,134. Engines two 6,900-lb. Pratt & Whitney PW308A turbofans.
PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 470 kts. Long range cruise 430 kts. Range 2,763-3,477 nm. Ceiling 45,000. Takeoff distance 5,088'. Landing distance 2,907'.

Raytheon’s biggest Hawker design (30% larger than the 800XP) originated at roughly the same time as the initial work began on the Premier I. The Horizon would be an effort to blend high technology with earlier Hawker flight characteristics. The composite construction, clean-sheet design received FAA certification in
2004. On the flight deck is a Primus Epic flight control system and flight management system. The navigation comes from a dual VHF omnidirectional radio navigationsystem, dual distance measuring equipment, dual inertial navigation system and a dual global positioning system. Preliminary performance specifications for the
37,500-pound-MTOW, P&WC PW308A-powered twinjet include a 470-knot high-cruise speed, 3,366 nm NBAA IFR range (two crew and six passengers), and a 5,088' balanced field length.


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