Passenger Capacity: 8
Air Speed: 554 mph
Range: 3280 nm
Baggage Capacity: 108.5 cuft
Hawker Beechcraft had high hopes for this private jet – they designed it to meet the high standards of comfort and performance required in the super midsized category of aircraft. To give the 4000 a competitive edge, Hawker Beechcraft selected a carbon fiber fuselage, making the 4000 the first business jet to use one. Hawker 4000’s closest competitor, the Challenger 300, is so similar in many areas that it seems the two private jets were designed with the other in mind. They differ by just $30,000 in price and barely differ in many areas of performance.
The cabin is one of the areas of divergence between the two private jets. The interior of the Hawker 4000 measures 29.5 feet long, 6 feet high, and 6.5 feet wide. The Challenger 300, by comparison, lacks 1 foot in length but exceeds the Hawker 4000 by 1 inch in height and by 8 inches in width. Total cabin volume for the Hawker 4000 is 762 cubic feet, a sizeable distinction from the Challenger 300’s 860 cubic foot cabin.