The Hawker 400 is a small twin jet Initially designed by Mitsubishi but eventually taken over and perfected by Hawker Beechcraft. Manufacturing began in 1978 under the alias as Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond but was bought out by Beechcraft and renamed the Hawker 400 in May of 1996. Beechcraft also developed a version of the 400 for the United States Air Force, known as T-1A Jayhawk typically used as a training tool for larger aircraft crews, Such as tankers and strategic transports. With up to one third of the Hawker 400 fleet having the ability to be retrofitted for improved range, speed and fuel economy they should be in the air for another twenty to thirty years. With the ability to comfortably seat 8 passengers and travel up to 1330 nautical miles at a top speed of 517 mph this truly is a quality aircraft.
43 cu. ft.