The HWRF hybrid DA system was tested with retrospective hurricane cases from past hurricane seasons and was tested in near-real time during the 2013 hurricane season. The airborne Doppler radar data from NOAA P3 aircraft were assimilated. Verification against independent in situ flight level data and remotely sensed observations such as SFMR wind speed and HRD radar wind composite shows that the analyses provided by the hybrid DA system capture the hurricane structure much better than the GSI 3DVar. Forecast initialized from the analysis of the hybrid system produces smaller track errors and better MSLP and max wind relationship than that initialized from the GSI 3DVar, operational HWRF forecast and forecasts without assimilating the airborne Doppler radar data. The system is further enhanced with the four-dimensional ensemble-variational (4DEnsVar) hybrid data assimilation capability and with dual-resolution assimilation capability where the control forecast is run at even higher resolution than the ensemble. Experiments with the new features will also be presented in the conference.