Hawker 400XP Guide, including Beechcraft Beechjet 400, Beechjet 400A, Beechjet Hawker 400XP, Beechjet Hawker 400XPR, Nextant 400XT, and Nextant 400XTi

The story of the Hawker 400 series is one of the most interesting stories in the evolution of a private jet type. A decade after the last Hawker 400XP rolled off the production line, Directional Aviation’s Nextant Aerospace is keeping the popular light jet alive, remanufacturing it as the Nextant 400XT and Nextant 400XTi.

Its origins however began in the late 1970s and the MU-Diamond from Mitsubishi before selling it to Beechcraft in 1985 where it first became the Beechcraft Beechjet 400. When Raytheon bought Hawker from British Aerospace in 1993, it renamed it the Beechcraft Hawker 400.

According to Amstat, as of November 2020 there are 681 of the various derivatives still in operation.

Depending on type and payload, the range varies from 2,050 to 3,150 nautical miles.

Controller lists 34 Hawker 800 types for sale, starting at $1.395 million. A 1992 Hawker 1000 is listed for $750,000.

Hawker 400XP series private jet family

  • Beechcraft Beechjet 400
  • Beechcraft Beechjet 400A
  • Beechcraft Hawker 400XP
  • Beechcraft Hawker 400XPR
  • MU-Diamond
  • Nextant Aerospace 400XT
  • Nextant Aerospace 400XTI

Comparing Hawker 400 series private jet models available in the fractional, lease, jet card, and on-demand charter markets

TypeBeechjet 400/
Hawker 400
Hawker 400XPNextant 400XTNextant 400XTi
Jet CardYesYesYesNo
Fleet Size
(Nov. 2020)
Cabin Height4.804.754.754.75
Cabin Width4.904.924.924.92
Cabin Length15.6015.5015.5015.50
Baggage Volume
(cu. ft.)
45 to 56565656
Seats6 to 77 to 85 to 75 to 7
Range –
Seats Full (nm)
Range –
4 pax (nm)
Launch Date1986200420112018
End Production
20032010In productionin production
Sources: Conklin & deDecker, Controller, Amstat, Wikipedia, Nextant Aerospace

Hawker 400XP / Nextant 400xt configurations

Hawker 400XP / Nextant 400XT / Nextant 400XTi

Nextant 400XT interior
Interior configuration options for the Hawker 400XP and Nextant 400XTi variations range from 5 to 7 seats

Nextant Aerospace models currently in production

Nextant 400xti

Nextant G90xt

Nextant 604xt