Raytheon Beechjet 400

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeLight corporate jet
  • PowerplantsTwo 13.9kN (2965lb) takeoff rated Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D5 turbofans.
  • Performance400 - Max speed 837km/h (452kt), cruising speed 748km/h (404kt). Range with four pax, max fuel and reserves 3572km (1929nm). 400A - Max speed 867km/h (468kt), typical cruising speed 834km/h (450kt), long range cruising speed 726km/h (392kt). Initial rate of climb 3770ft/min. Service ceiling 43,400ft. Range with max fuel and reserves cruising at 796km/h (430kt) 2915km (1574nm), at 774km/h (418kt) 3135km (1693nm).
  • Weights400 - Basic empty 4225kg (9315lb), max takeoff 7158kg (15,780lb). 400A - Operating empty (including crew) 4819kg (10,625lb), max takeoff 7303kg (16,100lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 13.25m (43ft 6in), length 14.75m (48ft 5in), height 4.24m (13ft 11in). Wing area 22.4m2 (241.4sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two pilots, with standard passenger arrangement in main cabin for six with a entertainment/executive console, or seven without (plus provision for an eighth passenger in toilet compartment with seat belt installed).
  • ProductionTotal Beechjet 400 production 64. 200th civilian 400A delivered in October 1998. In addition 180 modified 400As built for the US Air Force as T-1A Jayhawk tanker/transport trainers.

The Raytheon Beechjet follows its birthplaces back to the Mitsubishi Diamond 2 bizjet, which Beechcraft procured the outline and creation rights to in the mid 1980s.

The first Mitsubishi Mu300 Diamond 1 flew without precedent for August 1978, controlled by two 11.1kn (2500lb) P&wc Jt15d4 turbofans. The consequent Diamond 2 flew on June 20 1984, with the first generation air ship flying in January 1985. Just 11 Diamond 2s were fabricated before Beech obtained the configuration and creation rights, bringing about the Model 400 Beechjet.

Beech reengined the Diamond 2 with P&wc Jt15d5 turbofans, created another inner part, and consolidated various other minor refinements. Conveyances of the Beechjet started in June 1986, with low rate creation proceeding until that model was supplanted by the Model 400a, which was conveyed from November 1990.

The new 400a joined various upgrades over its antecedent. A higher max takeoff weight and more noteworthy working roof enhanced execution, while repositioning the back fuselage fuel tank expanded lodge volume. The flightdeck characteristics Collins Pro Line 4 EFIS with three color presentations - two essential flight shows (Pfds) and a multifunction show (MFD) with a second MFD discretionary.

Taking after client input Raytheon created another extravagance standard inside for the Beechjet which was presented in 1996.

The Beechjet 400a additionally serves as the premise for the military T-1 Jayhawk tanker and transport aircrew coach - 180 were conveyed somewhere around 1992 and 1997. The Japan Air Self Defense Force has additionally taken conveyance of 12 T-400 aircrew coaches (Beechjet 400ts).

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