Raytheon 4000 / Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 4000

Hawker Beechcraft’s top model, originally developed by Raytheon Aircraft as the Hawker Horizon, is loosely based on the BAe125, but actually only the forward fuselage including the cockpit looks familiar: especially the large curved cockpit front windows are similar to those of the Hawker 800 to 1000 series. There are no really clear recognition points, but the Hawker 4000 has no winglets and the engine nacelles have clearly visible fairings for the thrust reversers, typical for the PW300 series engines.

The nose of the Hawker 4000 is clearly based on the later model BAe125 models, although it has only four cockpit windows instead of six.

The Hawker 4000 has a blunt tail cone and a small air intake in the dorsal fin. Also note the long fairings for the thrust reversers.

Confusion possible with

Gulfstream G280


These are the best ways to distinguish the G280 from the Hawker 4000: the G280 has winglets, no fairings for the thrust reversers and more cabin windows. But is you know what to look for there are more differences in the details.

Embraer EMB545/EMB550


Another close call may be with the Embraer Legacy 450/500 and Praetor 500/600. For recognition again look closely at the cockpit windows, dorsal fin and the presence of winglets (Embraers) and fairings for thrust reversers (Hawker 4000). 

Cessna 700 Citation Longitude


Like the similar aircraft above Citation Longitude has different cockpit windows, winglets and no fairings for thrust reversers to allow recognition from the Hawker 4000.


bae125 1000b

Being derived from the British Aerospace 125 you might mix them up, especially the Hawker 1000 version pictured here. The Hawker 1000 has six cockpit windows though and a cruciform tail instead of a T-tail.