The Hawker 400A is the ideal business jet for short trips, striking a balance between comfort, performance, and operating costs.making it a competitive option for business clients since its debut in the light private jet market.
Hawker 400A Comfort
Clients who have flown in the Hawker 400A consistently comment on the spaciousness of its cabin which has an improved layout in the same square footage of previous Beechjet 400 series models. Attention to detail in the design is apparent in all aspects of this aircraft. The cabin has a flat floor in an oval shape, maximizing the amount of usable space. Internal and external baggage space totals fifty-three cubic feet. Comfortable seating for 7 passengers is provided in a revised design from the previous model, while most details go unnoticed, everyone can enjoy the experience of flying in the truly classy cabin of the Hawker 400A.
Hawker 400A Performance
The true strengths emerge in flight due to a cruise speed of over 400 knots using the fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 turbofan engines. Pilots of the Hawker 400A like the Collins Pro Line 4 avionics, with its logical and well-designed layout. The jet is described as extremely stable throughout its flight envelope, and considered highly reliable.
Hawker 400A Design
The Hawker 400A is the result of years of redesigns by Raytheon Aircraft Corporation after having purchased the production rights from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, where it was designed to be the best private jet for the business charter jet industry, and dubbed the Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond. Beechcraft modified the design and started its manufacture at their facility in Kansas, naming it the Beechjet 400.
Hawker 400A History
Five years after its release, Beechcraft further improved its design and released the Beechjet 400A with a redesign of the fuel system, a longer flight range with higher takeoff weight. More revisions created the Hawker 400A, becoming the “best-selling light jet” from Hawker Beechcraft.