The Raytheon Beechjet 400 private jet is a premier executive business light jet. With luxury seating for six to eight, this aircraft is perfect for executive or leisure jet charter. With an impressive speed of 470 mph and a range of 1,685 miles, coupled with interior luxury, it's no wonder that the Beechjet is one of the most requested jets for business charter. The Beechjet 400 is a superb example of traditional Beech leadership in quality and reliability. It is clearly superior to its competitors in speed, cabin comfort, and fuel efficiency.
The Beechjet 400 series jets were originally designed as the Mitsubishi MU-300 Diamond which first flew in 1978. Beechcraft purchased the production rights and named it the Beechjet 400A which was certificated in 1986.
Raytheon/Beechcraft improved the model in 1990 with longer range and higher takeoff weight and renamed it the Beechjet 400A. In 1993 Raytheon purchased the Hawker business jet product line from British Aerospace and renamed the Beejet to the Hawker. They improved the aerodynamics of the line for better performance and range and made substantial interior improvements to what is now known as the Hawker 400XP. There were over 700 Beechjets produced making it one of the most successful models and continues to be the workhorse of the industry.