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Which Hawker Jet Is Best for Your Charter Flight?

Choosing the best Hawker jet for your charter flight depends on factors like passenger capacity, range, and amenities. Models like the Hawker 400XP and Hawker 800XP offer reliable performance and comfort, catering to both short-haul and transcontinental travel needs with efficiency and style.

Different Types and Options of Hawker Jet - The Early Airway

If you have made the decision to travel via a private jet, then you have made a wise choice, but should you choose a Hawker jet for your trip?

Private jets offer amazing comfort, flexibility, privacy, and more. Plus, they can get you closer to where you need to be with the ability to utilize smaller, executive airports.

Once you decide to charter, you still have one more decision to make: which charter jet will you choose?

There are so many options for private jet charters. And, if you are new to this arena, the idea of choosing which aircraft you’d prefer can seem overwhelming.

So, to help you out, we thought we’d break down the specs and details of models belonging to one of the most popular types of chartered private jets: The Hawker jet.



A Brief History of the Hawker Jet

The Hawker business jet has had a long history. The prototype was first released and sent into production in the early 1960s.

It then was merged and became part of British Aerospace in the 1970s and later Raytheon in 1993. This is when the Hawker’s most productive years began.

From 1993 to 2013, there was high production of one of British’s best jets. It formally became known as the Hawker Business Jet.

Currently, the Hawker jets brand is owned by Textron Aviation (who also own Cessna and Beechcraft brands) in Wichita, Kansas.

Many models of the Hawker Business Jet are used in the charter market today – especially in the light and midsize segments.

Here are some of the best types of Hawker jets available.


The Hawker 400XP

If you are looking for a short flight from one point to the next, then you will want to consider the Hawker 400XP.

This jet is small and quick – which means it will get you where you need to go fast. And, due to its small size, these jets have no problem accessing the smallest of airports.

The Hawker 400XP is also known as the Beechjet 400A, though those produced closer to 2003 will have more perks over the initial Beechjet.

The specs:

  • This jet can hold up to 8 people.
  • It travels at an airspeed of 434 mph.
  • It can travel up to 1,500 miles, depending on weight.
  • Cabin width: 4.9 ft
  • Cabin height: 8 ft
  • Cabin length: 15.5 ft


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The Hawker 700A

The Hawker 700A is an older aircraft, produced from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. And, while many have been remodeled to give a fresh look, they are, aesthetically, older.

That doesn’t mean, however, that they are not a great aircraft.

They are very popular and can get you from one coast to the next – on a budget.

Perhaps one of the biggest perks for this aircraft is the spacious cabin – and many may be able to stand.

Although, along with that comes a baggage area that lacks in space (you may want to keep this in mind when packing).

The specs:

  • The Hawker 700A can hold up to 8 passengers.
  • It travels at an airspeed of 455mph and can do so for approx. 1,960 miles.
  • Cabin width: 6 ft
  • Cabin height: 8 ft
  • Cabin length: 21.3 ft


The Hawker 800

Were you interested in the 700, but want something a bit more modern? If so, then the Hawker 800 may be your choice jet.

It comes with many of the same specs as the elder, but its newer design makes it much more appealing. Plus, it is fast and quiet – and can go cross country.

The Hawker 800 is one of the most popular business jets on the charter market.

The only drawback, like the Hawker 700, is the overly small baggage compartment.

The specs:

  • The Hawker 800 business jet can hold up to 8 passengers.
  • It travels at an airspeed of 455mph and can do so for approx. 2,390 miles.
  • Cabin width: 6 ft
  • Cabin height: 8 ft
  • Cabin length: 21.3 ft


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The Hawker 800XP

The Hawker 800 began production in 1983 and is still produced today. However, the one you will find on the market is the updated version from the 1990s – the Hawker 800XP.

And, you should know that this “XP” stands for Extended Performance. The engines have been modified over its predecessor, giving it greater climbing capabilities.

Most who choose this jet to charter find it to be both comfortable and economical.

The specs:

  • The Hawker 800XP can hold up to 8 passengers.
  • It travels at an airspeed of 461mph and can do so for approx. 2,955 miles.
  • Cabin width: 6 ft
  • Cabin height: 8 ft
  • Cabin length: 21.3 ft


The Hawker 900XP

This business jet is able to handle transcontinental flights and shorter flights.

It is versatile and luxurious.

The 900XP is favored by those seeking business – and personal – travel accommodations.

  • The Hawker 900XP can hold up to 8 passengers.
  • It travels at an airspeed of 513mph and can do so for approx. 3,242 miles.
  • Cabin width: 5.9 ft
  • Cabin height: 7 ft
  • Cabin length: 21.3 ft


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The Hawker 1000

What if you are seeking a private jet to charter that will hold more passengers and go greater distances?

The Hawker 1000 may be your best option.

This private jet can travel at distances that reach farther than the ones we have already discussed, reaching well over 3,000 miles. It is also the largest of the Hawker corporate jets.

  • The Hawker 1000 can hold up to 9 passengers.
  • It travels at an airspeed of 495mph and can do so for approx. 3,400 miles.
  • Cabin width: 6.5 ft
  • Cabin height: 75 ft
  • Cabin length: 25 ft



When chartering a private jet, choosing the aircraft that meets your needs is important.

You must take into consideration the distance you need to travel, the number of passengers you intend to have, and the accommodations you are looking for.

The Hawker business jets have a little bit of something for everyone – luxury, speed, distance, capabilities, and comfort.

Because of this, you are sure to find just the right jet for you.

Which will you choose for your next travel needs?