Wed, Nov 22, 2006
Raytheon's Hawker 4000 Finally Gets Its TC
Raytheon Aircraft has received
the much-anticipated FAA Type Certificate for the Hawker 4000
super-midsize business jet.
“The Hawker 4000 is the most advanced super-midsize jet in
the world today,” said Jim Schuster, chairman and CEO of
Raytheon Aircraft Company. He added: “It has the features of
a much larger airplane in a super-midsize body with technology that
leads the industry in almost every respect. With an intelligent
balance of speed, range and payload, through advanced integrated
systems and a composite fuselage, the Hawker 4000 is truly a
Raytheon touts the Hawker 4000 as featuring 'technology for the
21st century with enhanced situational awareness and flight
management systems backed by real-time system monitoring and
status. A super-midsize aircraft with long-range aircraft features
and benefits, the airplane comes standard with dual IRS (Inertial
Reference System) and auto-throttle. The avionics and utility
systems are fully integrated, and composite construction provides
for lower parts count resulting in enhanced reliability and lower
Climb rates allow a sea level to 37,000 foot transition in just
over 14 minutes and once at altitude, the Hawker 4000 offers a
maximum cruise speed of Mach .84. The Pratt & Whitney Canada
PW308A engines deliver 6,900 pounds of thrust flat rated to ISA +20
Constructed of advanced composite material, the Hawker 4000
fuselage features a 72-inch stand-up cabin with a 77.5-inch width.
A flat floor runs the entire length of the aircraft, leading to a
large baggage area. The baggage compartment is accessible on the
ground through an exterior door or during flight through the cabin.
An eight-place interior configuration is standard with
fully-articulating executive seats in double club format. The
interior can be completely customized with a wide variety of
materials and cabin finishes available.
Models in the Hawker family include the Hawker 4000
super-midsize jet; the Hawker 850XP mid-size jet and the Hawker
400XP light jet. All Hawker aircraft are delivered with a
comprehensive customer support package.
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