Hawker-Beechcraft (Raytheon) / Mitsubishi Hawker 400XP / Beechjet 400 / MU-300 Diamond

Corporate Jet

Hawker 400XP © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Hawker-Beechcraft Hawker 400XP is a twin-engined corporate jet aircraft for up to 8 passengers produced by the US-American manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft Corporation. The Hawker 400XP was initially developed and produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the MU-300 Diamond. The production line was bought by Beech Aircraft Corporation in 1986, then redesignated as the Beechjet 400. The trainer variant Beechjet 400T is operated by the Japan Air Self Defence Force and the United States Air Force (designation T-1 Jayhawk).
The Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond I and IA were powered by Pratt and Whitney Canada JT15D-4 or JT15D-4D turbofan engines. The MU-300-10 Diamond II was redesignated Beechjet 400 after takeover of the production line by Beechcraft. The updated Beechjet 400A was produced as the Raytheon Beechjet 400A and then Raytheon Hawker 400XP resp. Hawker-Beechcraft Hawker 400XP.
Propulsion2 Turbofan Engines
Engine ModelPratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5
Engine Power (each)13,3 kN3000 lbf
Speed833 km/h450 kts
  518 mph
Mmo (max. Mach)Mach 0.78
Service Ceiling13.716 m45.000 ft
Range1.622 km876 NM
1.008 mi.
Empty Weight4.786 kg10.551 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight7.394 kg16.300 lbs
Wing Span13,26 m43 ft 6 in
Wing Area22,4 m241 ft
Length14,76 m48 ft 5 in
Height4,24 m13 ft 11 in
First Flight29.08.1978 (MU-300)
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1979-2012
Total Production>700
ICAO CodeBE40 MU30
Data for (Version)Hawker 400XP
VariantsMitsubishi MU-300 Diamond I, MU-300-10 Diamond II, Beechjet 400, 400A (Hawker 400XP), 400T (T-1 Jayhawk)

[Photo-ID: 2981] Hartmut Ehlers 2010-01-18
Beech Beechjet 400A, Lider Taxi Aereo, PT-WHG, c/n RK-54, Hartmut Ehlers, 2010Beech
Beechjet 400A
Lider Taxi Aereo
Reg.: PT-WHG
c/n: RK-54
[Santos Dumont Airport, Rio de Janeiro (SBRJ / SDU)]