The Hawker 400XP is a light twin engine jet built by Raytheon’s Beechjet Aircraft Corporation. This aircraft is the result of years of revisions to the Beechjet 400 and 400A. After the release of the Beechjet 400, repeated upgrades resulted in the Beechjet 400A released in 1996. The 400A included redesign of the fuel system permitting both a higher takeoff weight and longer flight range.
In response to customer feedback, Raytheon incorporated even more upgrades and design changes and included a luxury standard interior. In 1993, Raytheon had acquired the Hawker business jet product line and in a marketing decision to map their jets to the Hawker brand. This extensively modified Beechjet 400A was re-introduced to the corporate jet community as the Hawker 400XP.
Interestingly, clients who have flown in the Beechjet 400 or 400A and Hawker 400XP, consistently praise the spaciousness of the 400XP cabin. In actuality, the cabin is no larger than in any of the previous Beechjet 400 series; it is only the layout that has changed. Pilots that have flown the Hawker 400XP praise the avionics suite and note that the jet exhibits extreme stability throughout its flight envelope.
The Hawker 400XPR is a modified version of the Hawker 400XP. Introduced in 2012, the 400XPR is the latest Hawker offering to the private jet community. Using the same frame as the 400XP, the addition of Hawker Winglets, more powerful engines, luxury interior amenities, and a state-of-the-art avionics suite provide more range, better performance, and an enhanced passenger experience.
Technical specifications are as follows:
400XP Two Pratt & WhitneyJT15D5 turbofans rated at 2965lb thrust.
400XPR Two Williams International FJ44-4A-32 rated at 3,200 lb thrust.
Performance specifications are as follows:
400XP has a maximum speed of 535 mph (860 km/h) with a maximum crusing speed of 518 mph (833km/h). The maximum range with four passengers, maximunm fuel and reserves is 1790 mi (2882km)
400XPR has a maximum cruising speed of 535 mph (861 km/h) with a standard cruising speed of 518 mph (833 km/h). Although the aircraft can attain a maximum range of 2485 mi (4000 km), the typical range for 4 passengers and standard fuel is 1900 mi.
Dimensions are as follows:
For both the 400XP and 400XPR, the overall length is 48ft 5in (14.75 m), and height is 13ft 11in (4.24m). The 400XP has a wingspan is 43ft 6in (13.25 m) and wing area 241.4sq ft (22.4m2). The 400XPR winglets add to the wing span making it 43ft 10in (13.25 m) with a total wing area of 241.4sq ft (22.4m2).
Weight specifications are as follows:
The 400XP empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 10,985 lb (4982kg). The maximum takeoff weight is 16,300lb (7393kg). The maximum useful load is 5,515lb (2501kg) with maximum payload being 2015 lb (914kg). Maximum payload is reduced to 603 lb with maximum fuel load of 4912 lb.
The 400XPR empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 10,900lb (4944kg). The maximum takeoff weight is 16,300lb (7394kg). The maximum useful load is 5,600lb (2540kg) with maximum payload being 2115 lb (1140kg). Maximum payload is reduced to 700lb with maximum fuel load of 4912lb.
Interior specifications are as follows:
The passenger cabin of the 400XP and 400XPR is 4ft 9 in high, 4 ft 11 in wide, and 15 ft 6 in long. The baggage compartment holds 53 cubic feet. Interior configuration is typically for crew of two pilots on the flight deck, with 6-7 passenger club seating arrangement in main cabin.
Interior accommodations on the Hawker 400XP and 400XPR include full private lavatory, club seating for six with an entertainment/executive console, or club seating for seven without the console. Some configurations feature fully berthable seats (i.e. convert to a bed for sleeping) that swivel up to 180 degrees and a refreshment cabinet.
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