The Hawker 1000 is a new member of the British Aerospace’s HS-125 private business jet series. It has intercontinental range capabilities and is roomy for a mid-sized private jet,
striking a good balance of private jet performance and comfort.
Hawker 1000 Cabin
The cabin of the Hawker 1000 has a biomorphic design characterized by smooth curves to increase passenger comfort and useful space. The cabin is 24.4 feet long (without the cockpit),
5.8 feet high, and 6 feet wide, normally configured to hold eight seats.
Hawker 1000 Engines
Equipped with 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305 turbofan engines providing 5,255 pounds of thrust each on takeoff. The new design to reduce engine noise puts out exhaust at a slower
velocity, producing only 90 EPNdB for a noise footprint of 1.6 square miles. (A noise footprint is the area where people can notice the engine noise).
The footprint of a typical twin turboprop would be 4.2 square miles.
Hawker 1000 Performance
A new feature of these engines is the Full-Authority Digital Control (FADEC) system optimizing fuel usage for the best possible performance.
This system uses information from the air data system and the throttle to configure the engine’s performance, resulting better fuel consumption and thrust.
The FADEC decreases pilot workload during engine startup and in flight -- for instance it will automatically increase thrust in one engine if the other fails.
Hawker 1000 Flight
The Hawker 1000 can take off in 5,950 feet at sea level, and in 8,075 feet at an altitude of 5,000 feet. The fairly small increase (36%) in runway distance at high altitude is
achieved by the use of the engines’ Automatic Performance Reserve (APR) feature. It allows the hot-day temperature margins of the engines to be used for extra thrust on takeoff.
On other jets, these margins can only be used for single-engine takeoffs.
Hawker 1000 Cruise
The Hawker 1000 can cruise at up to 453 knots (.68 Mach) at an altitude of 37,000 feet. Its long range cruise speed is 400 knots (.60 Mach) while flying at 41,000 feet.
The Hawker 1000 has a maximum range of 3,530 miles (3,098 nautical miles). Operating at maximum speed or range parameters, it typically burns 1,400 pounds (232 gallons) of fuel per hour
and has a total capacity of 11,300 pounds. The noise levels in the passenger portion of the cabin are at 81 dbA while cruising at maximum performance.
Hawker 1000 Avionics
The avionics system was advanced at the time of its release using Honeywell SPX-8000 dual-channel fail-operational digital flight system as the standard, together with 5 EDZ-818 flat
panel screen electronic flight instrumentation system, the Primus 870 Doppler turbulence system, the LSZ lightning sensor system and the Bendix/King KHF transceiver.
The FADEC system simplifies engine-related monitoring and adjusting, resulting in reduced pilot workload and economical fuel burn.
Hawker 1000 Summary
In summary, the Hawker 1000 is exactly what it claims to be – an economic and consistent private jet that delivers reliable performance for a long time.
The cabin provides passengers room to relax; the engines are powerful to take the plane just about anywhere; and the avionics are reliable and intuitive, making the Hawker 1000 a
great mid-sized private jet.