Raytheon is revamping the interiors of its in-service Hawker types in an effort to increase passenger comfort and boost brand appeal. The move comes as the US airframer seals orders an options from the Israeli government for up to 24 Beechcraft Bonanzas.

Improvements to the Hawker 400XP light business jet cabin include the installation of XM Radio, Honeywell Ovation C Series cabin entertainment system with amplifiers and satellite radio, and Teledyne Controls AvVisor cabin information, which provides real-time in-flight information.

The Hawker 800XP will receive extra baggage space and a new cabin management system as part of a complete new interior package, says Raytheon. "We are using the newest technologies in cabin management systems, lighting and accessories," it says. A new Collins Airshow 21 Cabin Management System will also be installed at each seat and divan armrest.

The government of Israel, meanwhile has ordered 18 Bonanza piston singles for light transport and utility work. The deal is valued at around $11 million and includes an option for six more aircraft.


Source: Flight International