Raytheon Introduces The Hawker 800XPi...

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Also in Geneva, the Raytheon Aircraft Company announced an upgraded version of the company's well-known Hawker 800 bizjet, dubbed the Hawker 800XPi. Raytheon says the new Hawker 800XPi will feature the latest Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, and a new interior and cabin management system. Raytheon said the Hawker 800XPi will include the Rockwell Collins Integrated Flight Information Systems (IFIS) and Pro Line 21 Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) suite as a standard feature from mid-2005. The company added that the avionics suite's upgrades will provide operators with more reliable communication and navigation capabilities with less weight and volume, while also supplying the necessary architecture for future digital ATC communications. The Hawker 800XPi will also include electronic charts and enhanced map overlays as a standard feature of the IFIS system. "These upgrades to the Hawker 800XPi make it the most capable, dependable, and reliable midsize jet in the market," said Brad Hatt, president and general manager of Hawker Business at Raytheon Aircraft Company. Options available for the Hawker 800XPi include 3D flight management system mapping, paperless cockpit and real-time graphical cockpit weather. The graphical cockpit weather upgrade comes in two flavors: World Wide Weather with Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS), which is provided by Universal Weather and Aviation Inc., as well as United States Weather (both graphical and textual), which is provided by XM Weather. The Hawker 800XPi interior and cabin management upgrade addresses customer-requested amenities by increasing the aft baggage volume and usability. Also, a Rockwell Collins Airshow 21 Cabin Management System includes user-friendly LCD touch screens at each seat plus one on each divan armrest. The company also plans to offer the IFIS and the advanced options to all fielded Hawker 800XPs that are equipped with the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite.