Hawker Beechcraft has received Russian validation for its Hawker 900XP business jet, bringing the number of countries where the midsize aircraft is cleared to operate commercially to more than 50.

"The Hawker 900XP is ideally suited to the Russian market and with this certification we believe the aircraft will be in great demand with charter companies and those with a corporate or private fleet in the region," said Sean McGeough, HBC president, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

McGeough said the aircraft can transport eight passengers and two crew members 2,740nm (5,000km), making the majority of Russia accessible from any point. Furthermore, he added, the Hawker 900XP can reach any point in Europe from Moscow or St Petersburg.

Hawker 900XP,

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Source: Flight International