The Hawker 800XP is a mid-sized corporate jet that was first produced more than 30 years ago. Nonetheless, it remains a favorite among business travelers.
The 800XP is derived from the highly successful British Aerospace BAe 125. Hawker engineers took the basic BAe 125 airframe and fitted it with uprated engines, a more aerodynamically efficient wing, and a redesigned cockpit among others. The result is a single aircraft that has acquired satisfactory marks in the areas of climb performance, cruising speed, range, runway performance, weight limitation increase, and fuel economy.
The Hawker 800XP’s capacity is typical of mid-sized business jets. The 21.3-foot passenger cabin has a standard arrangement of 4 club seats, a forward-facing seat, and a 3-person divan. There is an aft lavatory as well as pull-out writing/dining tables. The 45-cubic-foot baggage compartment can be accessed from within the passenger cabin. To top it all off, cabin soundproofing ensures outside noise is kept to a tolerable low 70-decibel range. While in flight, passengers can therefore work, eat, relax, or do pretty much anything they want in near-total comfort.
Versatility is another quality that has made the Hawker 800XP still popular today. It can conduct short hops, transcontinental flights, and everything in between without the need for modifications.