Hawker 800XP vs Bombardier Learjet 60

How do the Hawker 800XP and the Bombardier Learjet 60 compare side-by-side? What are the advantages offered by each model? Mike Chase analyses the performance and productivity parameters.

Mike Chase  |  01st June 2022
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Over the following paragraphs we’ll consider key productivity parameters for the Hawker 800XP and Bombardier Learjet 60 Mid-Size private jets (including payload, range, speed, and cabin size).

We’ll aim to establish which aircraft provides the better value in the pre-owned market. One question we’ll consider is why there has been such a large increase in pre-owned transactions for the Hawker 800XP recently. It’s hoped that the following jet comparison will help clarify.

Hawker 800XP

The Hawker 800XP is a derivative of the de Havilland/Hawker Siddeley/British Aerospace 125 which was first built in 1962. The Hawker 125 evolved into the Series 400 to 800, and was produced until 1993 when Raytheon purchased the program and renamed the Series 800 the Hawker 800.

In 1995 the upgraded Hawker 800XP entered service, featuring uprated Honeywell TFE-731-5BR-1H engines, enhanced aerodynamics, increased weight, and system upgrades.

The Hawker 800XP was manufactured between 1995 and 2005, and the number of units built in that timeframe totalled 426 aircraft. At the time of writing, 390 remained in service. By continent, North America had the largest fleet percentage at 76%, followed by Asia (9%) and Europe (6%), for a combined total of 91%, per JETNET data.

Bombardier Learjet 60

The Bombardier Learjet 60 was developed from the Learjet model 55C, offering additional length and more fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney PW305A engines, and numerous other aerodynamic refinements to its wing and fuselage. The result was increased gross take-off weight, fuel capacity, speed, and range.

As many as 276 Learjet 60s remained in operation worldwide at the time of writing, with 40 having been retired. According to JETNET, North America had the largest fleet percentage (79%), followed by South America (10%) and Europe (5%), accounting for 94% of the world’s fleet.

A Hawker 800XP mid-size jet on final approach to land
How much do the jets cost?
Hawker 800XP
$2.75 m
Bombardier Learjet 60
$2.05 m
What is the payload?
Hawker 800XP
2,205 lbs
Bombardier Learjet 60
2,228 lbs
How many Passengers
Hawker 800XP
8
Bombardier Learjet 60
6
What is the range?
Hawker 800XP
2,540 nm
Bombardier Learjet 60
2,310 nm
What's the long range cruising speed
Hawker 800XP
402 knots
Bombardier Learjet 60
422 knots
What's the cost per hour
Hawker 800XP
US$2,201
Bombardier Learjet 60
US$1,851

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Mike Chase

Mike Chase

Editor, Aircraft Comparisons

Michael Chase owns Chase & Associates, an aviation consulting firm specialized in industry product and market research in the Commercial & Business Aviation sectors.

With over five decades of extensive experience, Michael has worked as a director of special projects for JETNET, LLC; served as Senior Management Consultant for Sabre Holding; and was Director of Market & Sales Research for Gulfstream Aerospace, leading sales and product research, including feasibility and viability studies.


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