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Hawker 400XP

Mitsubishi Diamond Beechcraft BeechJet – Hakwer 400XP

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The Raytheon Beechjet traces its origins back to the Mitsubishi
Diamond 2 bizjet, which Beechcraft acquired the design and production
rights to in the mid 1980s.

The original Mitsubishi MU300 Diamond 1 flew for the first time
in August 1978, powered by two 11.1kN (2500lb) P&WC JT15D4 turbofans.
The subsequent Diamond 2 flew on June 20 1984, with the first production
aircraft flying in January 1985. Only 11 Diamond 2s were built before
Beech purchased the design and production rights, resulting in the
Model 400 Beechjet.

Beech reengined the Diamond 2 with P&WC JT15D5 turbofans,
developed a new interior, and incorporated a number of other minor
refinements. Deliveries of the Beechjet began in June 1986, with
low rate production continuing until that model was replaced by
the Model 400A, which was delivered from November 1990.

The new 400A incorporated a number of improvements over its predecessor.
A higher max takeoff weight and greater operating ceiling improved
performance, while repositioning the rear fuselage fuel tank increased
cabin volume. The flightdeck features Collins Pro Line 4 EFIS with
three colour displays – two primary flight displays (PFDs) and a
multifunction display (MFD) with a second MFD optional.

Following customer feedback Raytheon developed a new luxury standard
interior for the Beechjet which was introduced in 1996.

The Beechjet 400A also serves as the basis for the military T-1
Jayhawk tanker and transport aircrew trainer – 180 were delivered
between 1992 and 1997. The Japan Air Self Defence Force has also
taken delivery of 12 T-400 aircrew trainers (Beechjet 400Ts).

The Hawker 400XP has been a competitive option for business jet
clients since its debut in the light private jet market. It is ideal
for short trips and strikes the perfect balance between comfort,
performance, and operating costs.

Clients that have flown in the Hawker 400XP consistently comment
on the spaciousness of its cabin. The cabin is, in fact, no larger
in square footage than any previous models private jets in the Hawker
series, only the layout has changed. As with everything else in
this jet, the attention to detail in its design is apparent. The
cabin has a flat floor and an oval shape, maximizing the amount
of usable space. Its internal and external baggage space totals
seventy three cubic feet, or the equivalent of about seven suitcases
and three or four golf bags. It holds seven passengers comfortably
in a seating arrangement that has been redesigned since the previous
model. Although many of the exact details of its design slip by
clients unnoticed, no one can avoid enjoying the experience of flying
in the truly classy cabin of the Hawker 400XP.

The true strengths of this jet, however, come out when it’s
in the air. It boasts a cruise speed of over four hundred knots
and uses the fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 turbofan
engines. Pilots that have flown the Hawker 400XP liked the Collins
Pro Line 4 avionics, saying that its layout was logical and well-designed.
They said that the jet is extremely stable throughout its flight
envelope and is generally a very reliable private jet.

The Hawker 400XP is the product of years of revision by Raytheon’s
Beechjet Aircraft Corporation. They originally purchased the production
rights for the jet from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Japan. Mitsubishi
had designed it to be the best private jet available in the charter
business jet industry, and appropriately called it the Mitsubishi
MU-300 Diamond. Beechcraft modified the design and began to manufacture
it in their aircraft facility in Kansas. They called it the Hawker

For five years after the Hawker 400’s release, Beechcraft
continued to improve its design and released the Hawker 400A. The
400A model saw a redesign of the fuel system, a longer flight range,
and a higher take off weight. From there the design underwent even
more revisions, culminating in the Hawker 400XP, a private jet that
Beechcraft calls its “best-selling light jet.”


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Aircraft Type NBAA Range NM Cruise Speed DOC’s per hour Seating Cabin H Cabin W Cabin L
BeechJet 400
BeechJet 400A
Hawker 400 XP
4′ 9″
4′ 11″
15′ 6″


Make Pratt & Whitney Canada
Model JT15D5 turbofans
Thrust (LB per Engine) 2,965 lbs
Common TBO (hours)

Performance (400 XP)

Service Ceiling (Max. Cert) 450
Service Ceiling (Typical) 410
Time to Climb to Typical Ceiling 18 min / FL370
Max Cruise Speed (FL) 450 ktas
Typical Cruise Speed 440 ktas
Long Range Cruise Speed 402 ktas
Range with Maximum Pax 915 nm
Take-Off Dist 3,985 ft
Landing Dist 3,020 ft


400 – Max speed 837km/h (452kt), cruising speed 748km/h (404kt).
Range with four pax, max fuel and reserves 3572km (1929nm).

400A – Max speed 867km/h (468kt), typical cruising speed 834km/h
(450kt), long range cruising speed 726km/h (392kt). Initial rate
of climb 3770ft/min. Service ceiling 43,400ft. Range with max fuel
and reserves cruising at 796km/h (430kt) 2915km (1574nm), at 774km/h
(418kt) 3135km (1693nm).


400 – Basic empty 4225kg (9315lb), max takeoff 7158kg (15,780lb).

400A – Operating empty (including crew) 4819kg (10,625lb), max
takeoff 7303kg (16,100lb).


Wing span 13.25m (43ft 6in), length 14.75m (48ft 5in), height 4.24m
(13ft 11in). Wing area 22.4m2 (241.4sq ft).


Flightcrew of two pilots, with standard passenger arrangement in
main cabin for six with a entertainment/executive console, or seven
without (plus provision for an eighth passenger in toilet compartment
with seat belt installed).


Information gathered from various internet sources. Reasonable
attempts have been made to ensure accuracy and veracity of sources.
However, this information should not be used for flight planning
or official purposes.

BusinessJet.com — Business Jet Online Magazine


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