Hawker 800A / SP

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Midsize Jets
Hawker Beechcraft
Estimated Hourly Cost
Take-Off Distance
5,594 ft / 1,705 m
Landing Distance
2,760 ft / 841 m
2,415 nm / 2,779 mi / 4,472 km
Max Cruise Speed
447 kt / 514 mph / 827 km/h
Cruising Altitude
41,000 ft / 12,497 m
Cabin Altitude
8,000 ft / 2,438 m
Cabin Height
5 ft 9 in / 1.75 m
Cabin Width
6 ft / 1.83 m
Cabin Length
21 ft 4 in / 6.49 m
Baggage Capacity
50 cu ft / 1.42 cu m

Requested Routes

Sarasota / Bradenton International Airport, Sarasota, FL (SRQ / KSRQ) to Waco Regional Airport, Waco, TX (ACT / KACT)

El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia (BOG / SKBO) to Adolfo Lopez Maetos International Airport, Toluca (Mexico City), Mexico (TLC / MMTO)

Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, CA (BUR / KBUR) to Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA (AGC / KAGC)


BRITISH AEROSPACE | BAE 125-800 | HAWKER 800A / SP (1984-1995)
De Havilland began a new project in 1961 to replace its piston engine aircraft called the “Dove”, with a small business jet labeled the DH.125 Jet Dragon. Prior to this project starting, de Havilland was bought out by Hawker Siddeley and thus, the DH.125 Jet Dragon entered production as the Hawker Siddeley HS.125, a designation it retained until 1977. However, in America it mainly remained the DH.125 until 1977 when the British Aircraft Corporation merged with Hawker Siddeley, forming the iconic British Aerospace Corporation and updating its name to the British Aerospace 125 or “BAe 125”. British Aerospace produced several variants of this model such as the 125-700. In 1981, a team was assembled to improve upon their BAE 125-700 model and in 1983, they released the BAe 125-800 and in 1993 British Aerospace sold its Business Jets Division to Raytheon. Following its purchase, Raytheon renamed the aircraft series the Hawker 800A. Shortly after the Hawker 800SP would be released with winglets and in 1995, Raytheon would go on to release the Hawker 800XP model with updated engines and avionics. Numerous variants would follow including larger models such as the 125-1000 or Hawker 1000 series.

The cabin measures 21 feet 4 inches long, 6 feet wide, and almost 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a total cabin volume of 551 cubic feet.  The Hawker 800A has eight seats in its cabin, including a four-person club area, a three-person divan, and one forward-facing seat. The seats can swivel 360 degrees and are fully adjustable. The cabin feels more open than comparable midsize jets. Some are equipped with a certified belted lavatory seat as well to accommodate a total of 9 passengers. There is a galley located near the flight deck for snacks and refreshments. Located in the rear of the cabin is a fully enclosed, solid door, lavatory with a sink. There are various soundproofing techniques, however cabin noise levels are typically in the low 70 decibel range. It features an 8.6 psi pressurization differential, allowing it to keep a sea-level cabin at a maximum altitude of 22,000 feet. The only restrictions to note is the Hawker 800A is limited in baggage capacity of only 50 cubic feet (1.42 cubic meters) total. You can get a 28-cubic-foot ventral cargo bin, also known as a pannier, if you’re prepared to give up 1,500 pounds of gasoline and around 500 nautical miles of range.

The Hawker 800A is considered significantly slower when compared to its newer variant, the 800XP, due to its slightly less powerful engines, which are two AlliedSignal TFE731-5R-1H engines capable of producing 4,200 pounds of thrust apiece on takeoff. Even though it has 400 pounds less thrust than the aforementioned 800XP, it is still plenty for a private jet of this size.At 37,000 feet (11,278 m), the Hawker 800A hits its top cruise speed of 447 knots (514 mph / 827 km/h). It flies at a maximum flying ceiling of 41,000 feet (12,497 m) and an average speed of 401 knots (462 mph / 744 km/h) at long-range cruise speeds. Fuel burns roughly 2,100 pounds in the first hour, 1,800 pounds in the second hour, and 1,700 pounds in the third hour. The 10,000-pound fuel system has a maximum range of 2,500 nm. With average winds, eastbound transcontinental flights are doable, but westbound flights would be a tremendous stretch.At sea level, the Hawker 800A needed 5,600 feet (1,707 m) of runway to take off. The requirement rises to 9,800 feet (2,987 m) at an elevation of 5,000 feet (1,524 m) and a temperature of 77°F (25°C). The NBAA IFR range is 2,920 miles (2,539 nm / 4,699 km) after such a takeoff.

The Hawker 800A’s cockpit was one of the first to go completely digital. On one of five screens, all flight information is displayed. The dual Collins Pro line avionics suite incorporates GPS, High-Frequency communications, GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System), TCAS II (Traffic Collision Avoidance System), and dual autopilot, among other features. Newer variants would receive upgraded avionics along the way.

The Hawker 800A was a popular Midsize Jet thanks to its spacious cabin and incredible performance. With a spacious cabin, it can accommodate around 6 adults comfortably for any 2-3 hour flight. While its newer variants have improved upon its platform, the Hawker 800A is still a fantastic option for around a 3 hour journey. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Hawker 800A’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!

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