The Hawker 4000 super mid-size business jet is the largest aircraft in the Hawker family and features all-composite fuselage and swept aluminium wing design.
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.
Cabin comfort has probably been the most consistent strength of the Hawkers over the years and that was the starting point for the new 4000. To make the cabin even more comfortable the 4000 has a flat floor throughout, and six-foot headroom making it comfortable and easy to stand and move about. The big 4000 cabin — one of the first of what we now call the super-midsize business jets — also has the room for a full capability galley, and a large, comfortable and private lavatory.
At 25 feet in length, the 4000 cabin intrudes on the domain of the large cabin business jets. The Hawker 4000’s interior is quite luxurious, as befits a private jet of its size. The cabin is equipped with all the amenities necessary for a productive office at 45,000 feet: individual worktables, power outlets, and a MagnaStar 2000 air-to-ground phone all come standard.
Cabin entertainment systems include a CD/DVD player, Rockwell Collins Airshow map, and a full galley with plenty of storage space. Additional entertainment and office amenities can be added as desired. The 72in (1.83m) stand-up cabin is 77.5in wide (1.97m). The flat floor runs the entire length of the cabin and leads to a 2.83m³ baggage compartment. Access to the baggage compartment during flight is through the cabin and on the ground is via the exterior of the aircraft. Passengers liked the ability to access their stuff in flight, but loading the bags through the cabin door can be a hassle. The 4000 resolves that issue with a big baggage compartment located aft of the lavatory. The crew can load the bags through a low and easy to reach hatch in the tail cone without a ladder, but passengers can still access their gear in flight through a door in the bulkhead aft of the lavatory.
The cabin can accommodate eight to 12 passengers. The eight-seat cabin is arranged with four pairs of club chairs with writing tables. The cabin air conditioning and pressurisation system is digitally controlled. Landing distance is under 4,500 feet and balanced field length is noted at 4,509 feet. It’s a very capable aircraft that’s able to operate from a large number of fields. The 4000 cruises at 424 Knots, so New York to Nashville is just over an hour and thirty minutes. But with a range of over 3,300 miles, you can go really stretch this aircraft out to some distant destinations.