Speed, Range, Passenger Load - This Jet Can Do It All!
Recently, Pro Airways of Plymouth, MA provided me the opportunity to review the Hawker 4000 (HA4T) SuperMid Private Jet. My initial thought upon seeing the aircraft up close for the first time was “wow, that’s a big jet.” I’ve reviewed Hawker 800, 800XP, 1000s before and I suppose I had already formed an opinion about the 4000 as just being a small step up from the Hawker 1000. I could not have been more in error. This jet is truly the class of Hawker’s fleet, and they did a great job on it.
From the overall increase in size and performance, to the use of high tech carbon-fiber building materials, this jet screams with performance, attitude, and styling. The HA4T I viewed was configured with seating for 8 passengers in a double-club type layout. The seats convert to berths allowing 4 passengers to travel on long overnight flights. With nonstop range of 3300nm, flights such as New York to London or Los Angeles are easily accomplished. Even better, the jet owns some truly outstanding short field performance, even at high altitudes – allowing nonstop range from all of the High Rocky Mountain airports popular with the skiing crowd. Aspen, Eagle, Telluride, and Hayden are all easily accessible. The same holds true for shorter runways in the Caribbean such as Tortola’s Beef Island Airport and St Kitts/Nevis.
A large baggage compartment solves a long-standing issue with Hawker 800/850/1000 type aircraft. While these jets all have nice, wide, comfy interiors, baggage space has always been limited. A close inspection of the HA4T’s available baggage space shows enough room for several pairs of skis or 4 large golf bags plus luggage. Speaking of interior space, the HA4T has lots of it. At 25’ long, 6’ high and 6.5’ wide the cabin closely compares to a Gulfstream G200. I especially like the bulkhead mounted flat panel monitors usually found only on larger jets. The all-electronic flight deck offers the crew the latest avionics and safety monitoring systems.
With the holiday ski and sun seasons rapidly approaching, I highly recommend the Hawker 4000 for all of your travel needs. Many thanks to Pro Airways, of Plymouth, MA for the opportunity to climb aboard their jet for the tour.