Hawker 400XP

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Light Jets
Hawker Beechcraft
Estimated Hourly Cost
Take-Off Distance
4,485 ft / 1,367 m
Landing Distance
3,838 ft / 1,170 m
1,693 nm / 1,948 mi / 3,135 km
Max Cruise Speed
461 kt / 531 mph / 855 km/h
Cruising Altitude
45,000 ft / 13,716 m
Cabin Altitude
8,000 ft / 2,438 m
Cabin Height
4 ft 9 in / 1.46 m
Cabin Width
4 ft 11 in / 1.49 m
Cabin Length
15 ft 6 in / 4.75 m
Baggage Capacity
56 cu ft / 1.59 cu m

Requested Routes

Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, Wichita, KS (ICT / KICT) to Naples Airport, Naples, FL (APF / KAPF)

Gwinnett County Airport, Lawrenceville, GA (LZU / KLZU) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Austin, TX (AUS / KAUS)

Jacksonville Executive Airport, Jacksonville, FL (CRG / KCRG) to Indianapolis International Airpot, Indianapolis, IN (IND / KIND)


The Hawker 400 is a light business jet that was also previously known as the Beechjet 400. It was developed and modified by the Beech Aircraft Company, which is now part of Textron Aviation, after it was conceived and manufactured originally by Mitsubishi when the “Diamond” took its first flight on August 29th, 1978. It took until November 6, 1981 for the aircraft to be certified. Mitsubishi went on to construct 97 MU-300s, which were all assembled in the United States by the company’s affiliate.In 1985, Mitsubishi sold the rights and a number of incomplete airframes to Raytheon’s subsidiary, Beechcraft, who began producing the Beechjet 400 as their own model, which was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in May 1986. Longer range, greater take-off weights, luxury appointments, and an all-glass flight deck were all developed by Beechcraft for the 1990 400A.Raytheon bought British Aerospace’s Hawker business jets in 1993 and renamed the Beechjet 400 the Hawker 400 to include it in its line of business jets. Raytheon Aircraft Company was formed in 1994 when Raytheon united Beechcraft with the Hawker product line it had bought from British Aerospace in 1993. The Beechcraft brand was resurrected in 2002 to distinguish Wichita-made aircraft once more. Raytheon commenced production of the Hawker 400XP in 2003, which featured a 200-pound increase in gross weight, a nine-passenger seating option, thrust reversers, TCAS II, and an emergency location beacon. Raytheon Aircraft was sold to Goldman Sachs in 2006, resulting in Hawker Beechcraft. In 2008 they announced a Hawker 450XP but it was canceled in 2009 due to poor economic conditions. Nextant Aerospace would be the next to utilize these airframes in 2011 with their Nextant 400XT. Textron wouldn’t stand for this long and would release a factory engineered and supported upgrade, the Hawker 400XPR which upgrades all the systems as well as increases all performance. The Nextant and 400XPR share the same designation, BE4W. A total of 225 Hawker 400XP aircraft were built, with 223 in service around the world.

The cabin has a total volume of almost 300 cubic feet, with enough room for seven passengers (or more if you’re willing to compromise comfort, which isn’t in the Hawker 400XP’s nature). When not in use, tables fold out to guarantee you’re never far from a place to finalize a proposal or to make the aircraft appear even more roomy when stowed.In a multi-passenger flight, chairs rotate 180 degrees to allow passengers to physically change the cabin’s layout or even to aid conversation. A snack cabinet ensures that guests have everything they need without taking up too much space; this frees up space for the fully enclosed lavatory, which ensures travelers’ privacy when nature calls.The cabin is neither cubed nor spherical in its most current version, instead opting for a flat floor and curving ceilings, optimizing potential space in a practical manner, and it includes soundproof cabins.

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5 axial-flow turbofan engines with optional Nordan thrust reversers power the aircraft. Each engine has a take-off thrust of 13.19kN (2,965 lbs). The fuel capacity of the business jet model is 2,775 liters.The Hawker 400XP takes less than 20 minutes to take off and reach its cruising altitude of 37,000 feet, which is extremely fast for an aircraft of this size and expense. The aircraft can achieve 450 knots after it has reached a suitable altitude.This makes it perfect for shorter excursions, which explains why the aircraft has been popular for so long, despite the fact that more sophisticated aircraft have been developed since it first appeared on the market.The Hawker 400XP was designed for short-distance, high-comfort trips, and it’s ideal for business travelers and those who value comfort over money. It can comfortably transport four passengers on a voyage of over 1,300 miles while consuming fuel at a rate that is astonishingly comparable to a much more sophisticated aircraft.

Beechcraft improved the design of the Beechjet 400 for another five years before releasing the Beechjet 400A. They didn’t stop there, Hawker jumped in and went back to the drawing board to increase performance and passenger comfort even more with the Hawker 400XP, a private jet that Hawker Beechcraft describes as its “best-selling light jet,”. It is a perfect fit for a regional flight with around 6 passengers. CharterJets, Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Hawker 400XP’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!

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