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Hawker 4000

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Hawker 4000 Horizon
A Hawker 4000 on display at Farnborough Airshow 2008
Role Business jet
Manufacturer Raytheon Aircraft Company
Hawker Beechcraft
First flight November 2005
Status Active Service
Number built >10
Unit cost $21 million USD (As of 2009)

The Hawker 4000, originally known as the Hawker Horizon, is a super-midsize business jet developed by the Raytheon Aircraft Company (now Hawker Beechcraft).

Development

Originally announced in 1996 as the Hawker Horizon, the 4000 made its official debut in November 2005 when a development aircraft was displayed at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. As of March 2007 orders totaled more than 130 aircraft, with deliveries scheduled to begin in June 2008. On December 2, 2005 NetJets signed an order for 50 of the new aircraft, the largest single commercial order in the history of Raytheon Aircraft.

The Hawker 4000 is being certified to FAA FAR Part 25 standards, which places a five-year time limit on certification of a new transport category aircraft. The 4000 completed Function and Reliability Tests on May 25 2006 . However, since the Part 25 five-year window expired May 31, 2006, the company filed an extension request to head off the possibility that the certification program would need to restart from the beginning. On November 21, 2006, the company announced that the 4000 had received its FAA type certification.

Design

The Hawker 4000 can be outfitted to seat eight people in a comfortable cabin configuration. This is partially due to the aircraft's carbon composite construction, which gives it more interior space than many jets in its class. Interior standing room is an average of six feet.This composite construction also makes the aircraft much lighter than a standard aluminum structure, allowing a maximum range of 3,445 nautical miles, and a service ceiling of 45,000 feet (14,000 m).The flight deck features a Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite with EICAS, FADEC and autothrottle.

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 pilots
  • Capacity: 8 passengers typical, 12 maximum
  • Length: 69 ft 2 in (21.1 m)
  • Wingspan: 61 ft 9 in (18.8 m)
  • Height: 19 ft 7 in (6.0 m)
  • Empty weight: 23,500 lb (10,659 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 26,000 lb (11,793 kg)
  • Useful load: 16,200 lb (7,348 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 39,500 lb (17,917 kg)
  • Powerplant:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308A turbofan, 6,900 lbf / ISA + 22 °C () each

Performance

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Comparable aircraft

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Published - July 2009














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