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Grantley Adams International Airport, Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI / TBPB) to Dallas Executive Airport, Dallas, TX (RBD / KRBD)
Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, NJ (TEB / KTEB) to Opa-Locka Airport, Opa-Locka, FL (OPF / KOPF)
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, San Jose, CA (SJC / KSJC) to Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Washington, D.C. (IAD / KIAD)
BRIEF HISTORY – HAWKER 1000
BAE 125-1000A / BAE-125-1000B | HAWKER 1000 (1990-1998)
The Hawker 1000 has held many different names, originally DH.125 Jet Dragon, then Hawker Siddeley HS.125 once it entered production in 1963, and in 1977 onto British Aerospace 125. Two main variants were released, one smaller 125-800, now known as the Hawker 800, and the 125-1000 or Hawker 1000. Compared to the Hawker 800 it has one fewer seat than the Hawker 800, but it boasts a larger cabin, longer range, and one additional window on either side of the cabin. The Hawker 1000 was one of the most luxurious modes of transportation accessible at the time of its release, and should have been extremely popular due to its high cruising speed, increased range, and enhanced interior, which includes more headroom and shoulder room. There would be two variants, the 1000A and 1000B, each upgrading the engines and technology throughout the aircraft. When British Aerospace began development on the 1000 in 1989, it seemed like a good fit for the American market and its distributor and eventual parent, Beechcraft (later Raytheon). Its lackluster sales ended up proving them wrong and in 1997 Raytheon shut production down after only 52 had been built. This only made Raytheon more obsessed with creating a true Super Midsize Jet such as the in-development, composite fuselage Hawker Horizon (rebadged the Hawker 4000).
CABIN COMFORTS – HAWKER 1000
The Hawker 1000’s cabin is 24 feet 4 inches long, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and reaches a maximum width of 6 feet with a floor width of 4 feet 4 inches. The smooth curves of the biomorphic design are said to maximize practical space while also boosting passenger comfort. The Hawker 1000’s cabin is generally built to seat eight passengers, although it may be converted to seat nine. The average bloke still has to lean over in the five-foot-nine-inch-tall cabin, and the baggage compartment is still quite small when compared to other Super Midsize Jets. Anything that doesn’t fit in the forward closet must be transported through the cabin to the baggage compartment in the back. The typical cabin arrangement consists of five single executive seats and one three-place divan. Near the flight deck there is a galley as well as a fully enclosed lavatory with a solid door in the rear of the aircraft. The cabin is surrounded by fourteen windows, offering a bright environment for work or pleasure. The Hawker 1000 can maintain a sea-level cabin altitude at an altitude of 22,200 feet thanks to a maximum cabin pressure differential of 8.6 psi.Since 1997, cabin technology has advanced significantly, and fully modernizing a 1000 cabins will cost around $500,000. Microwave oven, coffeemaker, LED lighting, in-flight entertainment system with custom-tuned speakers, 15-inch bulkhead and 8.4-inch plug-in monitors at individual seat locations, DVD player, moving map package, cordless satellite phone headsets, touch-switch cabin controls, and lighter-weight noise-dampening cabin insulation are among the most popular cabin refurb items for this airplane. The latter can reduce interior cabin noise by up to four decibels.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE – HAWKER 1000
The PW300 series of engines were among the first to use a system known as full-authority digital engine control, or FADEC. The system uses data from the aircraft’s air data computers to reduce fuel consumption and increase thrust; in other words, pilots don’t have to deal with constant throttle jockeying which reduces unnecessary fuel waste and saves money. FADEC is the key reason the 1000’s engines utilize less fuel while pulling more weight at slightly quicker speeds than the Hawker 800’s Garrett/Honeywell TFE731s. The 1000’s maximum takeoff weight of 31,100 pounds is 3,000 pounds larger than the 800’s. The engines, more fuel, and twin fuselage plugs directly forward and aft of the wing contribute to the extra weight. The plugs increase the passenger cabin’s length and volume to 24 feet 4 inches and 680 cubic feet (19.26 cubic meters), respectively. This results in a larger front cabin closet and slightly greater passenger legroom, but not necessarily more seats.
FLIGHT DECK – HAWKER 1000
At the time of its release, the Hawker 1000’s avionics system was extremely advanced. The Honeywell SPX-8000 dual-channel fail-safe digital flight system is included as standard equipment. The electronic flight instrumentation system with five EDZ-818 flat panel screens, the Primus 870 Doppler turbulence system, the LSZ lightning sensor system, and the Bendix/King KHF transceiver are also included. The FADEC technology makes engine monitoring and adjustment easier, resulting in less pilot workload and more efficient fuel consumption. This is especially helpful on those long duty days.
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In conclusion, the Hawker 1000 is exactly what it claims to be: reliable private jet with coast to coast capabilities at the cost of a midsize jet. While the baggage is limited for its class, the additional comfort and cost savings make up for it. In other words, the Hawker 1000 meets and exceeds all of the criteria for a good mid-sized private aircraft for any upcoming trips. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Hawker 1000’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!