Posted on December 8th, 2010
JetOptions is currently on site and represented by one if it’s managing partners, Gus Lira at the Middle East Business Aviation show which is going on from December 7th thru the 9th in Dubai. He will be bringing back news regarding the state of business aviation in the Middle East and we will be reporting news such as:
Hawker Beechcraft yesterday at MEBA announced it began design engineering on the 400XPR upgrade for the Hawker 400XP/Beechjet 400A, after having acquired the first test aircraft for the program. The 400XPR retrofit boosts performance by replacing the original P&WC JT15D-5s with Williams FJ44-4A-32 engines and adding composite winglets. An optional Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics retrofit is also available. Certification of the $2.24 million 400XPR upgrade (airframe additional) is expected in 2012.