Tuesday, December 16, 2008
|STANDARD DATA: Seats 7-9. Gross wt. 16,500. Empty wt. 10,550. Fuel capacity 733. Engines two 2,965-lb. Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5 turbofans. PERFORMANCE: Max cruise 450 kts. Long range cruise 414 kts. Range 874-1,687 nm. Ceiling 45,000'. Takeoff distance 3,906'. Landing distance 3,514'. |
The design began as the Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond in 1978. In 1985 Beechcraft acquired the rights, and the Diamond II became the Beechjet 400. In 2003 its name changed once again to the Hawker 400XP (for ‘extended performance’) for a better fit into the Raytheon family of bizjets.