Hawker 4000 is a twin-engine jet aircraft of the super-medium business jet class. Originally called Hawker Horizon, it was developed by Hawker Beechcraft (formerly Raytheon Aircraft Company).
Raytheon announced a new business jet in 1996, as a larger airliner and the next bar above the Hawker 1000.
The plane made its first flight in 2001. The debut of the aircraft was the presentation at the Convention of the National Association of Business Aviation (NBAA) in 2002. By March 2007, the number of orders for the aircraft passed the mark of 130 units, and deliveries were supposed to begin in 2008.
The aircraft received an FAA type certificate in November 2006. In 2009, the aircraft received a certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
The Hawker 4000 aircraft belongs to the class of super-medium business jets, although, in terms of dimensions, it is too large even for this class. However, due to the extensive use of composite materials, the aircraft is quite light.
The main feature of the Hawker 4000 is an all-composite fuselage, it has three sections and is made of multi-layer carbon fiber. Among other advantages of the business, the jet is good controllability, stability, and smooth nature of the flight. Pratt & Whitney has developed the powerful, economical PW 308A engines – delivering superior performance.
Honeywell provided a modern set of flight and navigation equipment Primus Epic, and the Japanese company Fuji Heavy Industries designed a fundamentally new wing without a slat. The length of the runway is 1585 m, and Hawker is gaining height with a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.84 (level 11,277 m above sea level – in 13 minutes).
- Type: Business Aircraft
- Power plant: two twin-circuit turbojet engines Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-308A for 2 890 kg each
- Maximum number of passengers: 12 people
- Practical ceiling: 13 716 m
- Flight range: 6,075 km
- Maximum take-off weight: 17.92 t
- Cruising speed: 870 km / h
- Wingspan: 18.80 m
- Wing Area: 49.3 sq. m
- Length: 21.10 m
- Height: 6.00 m