• Passengers 8

With its spacious cabin and competitive range, the Hawker 800 is an all-around performer in the midsize business jet class.

About this aircraft

  • The Hawker 800 was first developed by British Aerospace as the BAe 125-800 series, entering service in 1983.
  • The aircraft was produced under three different owners – British Aerospace (1983 to 1994), Raytheon (1993 to 2007) and Hawker Beechcraft (2007 to 2013).
  • The cabin is typically configured for eight passengers, with an extra seat available in the enclosed lavatory.
  • The Hawker 800 can fly non-stop from New York to Las Vegas, Madrid to Istanbul and Singapore to Beijing.
  • The baggage hold has space for around four suitcases.
  • Upgrades of the Hawker 800 include the 800B and 800SP.

The Hawker 800 was the first aircraft in the 800 series, which now includes the 800XP, 800XPI and 850XP.

Interior design

The Hawker 800’s cabin usually features a four-seat club section in the front and a three-seat divan and single forward-facing seat at the back. An additional passenger can be seated in the enclosed lavatory.

Seats are fully adjustable and can swivel 360 degrees, with stand-up headroom along the entire cabin length. The aircraft also has a full refreshment centre.

Below is an example of a Hawker 800 configuration:

Interesting facts to learn before you fly

  • The Hawker 800XP, 800XPI and 850XP variants offer extended range, higher cruise and climb speeds, and improved cabin comfort and weight limits.
  • While the Hawker 800’s baggage hold is smaller than others in its class, it still has space for several suitcases and golf or ski equipment.

Technological features

The original Hawker 800 used two AlliedSignal TFE731-5R-1H engines, each capable of giving off 4,200 pounds of thrust on takeoff (roughly 400 pounds less than the 800XP).

Hawker 800 was one of the first business jets to have an entirely digital cockpit, with all flight information displayed on one of five screens. The avionics system itself is based on the Honeywell SPZ-8000 suite, which includes GPS, high-frequency communications, a ground proximity warning system and dual autopilot.


In the early 1980s, British Aerospace wanted to improve their BAe 125 Domini line of business jets to keep up with newer competitors like the Learjet 35 and Falcon 50. A new variant was developed with completely redesigned wings, new engines and a glass cockpit.

Entering service in 1983, the BAe 125-800 proved popular due to its low cost per passenger, with over 200 aircraft sold within the first five years of production. The aircraft was later redesignated as the Hawker 800 following several changes of ownership.

The Hawker 800 became one of the best-selling business jets on the market, spawning several variants such as the Hawker 800XP, 800XPI and 850XP.


British aircraft manufacturer Hawker was co-founded by aviation pioneer Harry Hawker in 1920, later merging with engineering group Armstrong Siddeley to form Hawker Siddeley. The company’s famous Hawker Hurricane fighter plane formed a key part of Britain's front-line defence in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War.

The brand’s 125 series is among the most successful British commercial aircraft ever built. Initially developed by de Havilland as the DH.125 Jet Dragon, it entered production as the Hawker Siddeley HS.125 in 1964 and underwent several more reincarnations over the years; such as the Beechcraft Hawker BH.125 and the BAe 125, when Hawker Siddeley merged with the British Aircraft Corporation to form British Aerospace. Later variants included the Hawker 700 and Hawker 800.

British Aerospace sold its business jets division to Raytheon in 1993, which went on to sell its aircraft manufacturing business to Hawker Beechcraft, a company formed and controlled by GS Capital Partners and Onex Partners of Canada. Hawker Beechcraft went bankrupt in 2012 and relaunched as Beechcraft, now owned by Textron Aviation, which discontinued production of Hawker aircraft but continues to offer parts and engineering for existing planes.


Depending on numerous factors, the average price of a pre-owned Hawker 800A is $1.69 million (USD).

Charter rates

Charter rates for the Hawker 800 vary depending on the length of your journey and the airports you’re flying in and out of.

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Wet lease rates

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Key details

  • Aircraft type Mid Size Jets
  • Passengers 8
  • Cruise speed 817 KM/H / 508 MPH
  • Range 4633 KM / 2879 Miles


  • Luggage space 48ft³
  • Enclosed lavatory Yes
  • Flight attendant Yes
  • Pressurised cabin Yes

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