Design and production on the Hawker 1000 began during a hugely successful production run for the Hawker 800. While well-loved by many, the Hawker 800 had two glaring shortcomings in the eyes of its users: minimal baggage space and limited range. Luggage in the Hawker 800 was relegated to a small forward closet inside the cabin of the aircraft, making the storage of odd or over sized objects difficult. The range of the Hawker 800 allowed for nonstop coast to coast flights in the continental U.S. eastbound, but westbound nonstop flights were not assured.
The Hawker 1000 solved these issues with the addition of an externally-accessible baggage compartment aft of the lavatory, which doubled available baggage space, and increased range of over 3000 nautical miles, allowing for nonstop flights coast to coast. Other beneficial changes included the introduction of sturdier landing gear, more powerful and efficient Pratt and Whitney 305B engines, and better construction overall.
A few years after production of the 1000 began, Hawker Beechcraft began development of the Hawker 4000, an all-composite jet that replaced the Hawker 1000. In all, 52 Hawker 1000s were manufactured.
Today, the Hawker 1000 represents an incredible value in the super-mid sized aircraft market. It has the lowest acquisition cost of any aircraft that can accomplish the East Coast to West Coast mission nonstop, as well as flights to Hawaii from the U.S. West Coast. Just five years ago, the used Hawker 1000 market consisted of aircraft in the $ 8 to 10 million range. Today, prices for these same aircraft are in the $3 to 4.5 million range, mainly due to the overall used aircraft market decline.
Had a great flight yesterday. The pilots were amazing. Got us thru a storm and wind with hardly a bump. Very impressive.
The trip was great. We were scheduled to depart at 9:00am. My parents arrived at the Bermuda Dunes Airport around 8:15. The pilots were ready a long time before that. They asked if we wanted to leave early and we got my father loaded up in the jet and left 8:30am. You couldn’t do that with a commercial flight. The pilots were very courteous and professional. They made us feel safe and comfortable before the flight and during the flight.
I used to charter from other companies, until I met the personnel from Desert Jet. I haven’t flown with anybody else in the last 10 years. Desert Jet is an organization that puts safety first, and I appreciate their professionalism.
They are professional; they care about what they do. It’s a top notch organization right here in our backyard.
Thanks for the super crisp, professional, and friendly service…will definitely use you guys again!
Thanks for taking care of (my associate), he was delighted.
I just wanted to send an email about our wonderful flying experience with the company. We booked a flight for four to San Francisco for April 15 – 18… What an absolutely great holiday getaway. Your staff are so wonderful, the pilot was great and the overall experience was above expectations. We are hoping to go again this fall and sure hope we can make our dates work to fly with you. Thanks for making our weekend such a memorable holiday for all us.
We had a great trip and hope to be able to do it again. Love the pilots!
Thank you all so much for a fabulous flight! What a first class operation! Archie panted the whole way but T-bone acted as though this was “normal” for him! We loved the two pilots….what great guys! I look forward to a long relationship! Thank you again for everything….especially the Bones and Scones cookies.
Thanks again for making the past year of charters truly a great experience. It’s enjoyable to business with such a well-organized and professional company. You and the team at Desert Jet make the following business statement a reality – “committed to excellence in customer service”.