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Phenom 300

Aircraft Comparison: Phenom 300 vs. Hawker 400XP

The Embraer Phenom 300 and the Hawker 400XP are two immensely popular light jets. The Phenom 300 almost qualifies as a mid-size jet, meaning it’s actually on the large side of the light-jet category, while the Hawker 400XP is a standard light jet. Both are ideal for short- to mid-range flights and are great choices beloved by passengers and pilots alike. Let’s compare these two aircraft side by side!


PHENOM 300 overview

Phenom 300 on tarmac

An Embraer Phenom 300.

The Phenom 300 is popular for its speed and comfort, with plenty of legroom, reclining seats, and large windows—even in the lavatory. It has the most baggage room in its class and range capabilities that allow it to compete with mid-size jets. No wonder it’s been the best-selling light jet in the world for nearly a decade. Magellan Jets offers a fully customizable Phenom 300 jet card—click the button below to learn more. 

HAWKER 400XP overview

Hawker 400XP

A Hawker 400XP.

The Hawker 400XP’s square-oval cabin design and flat floor make it easy for passengers to navigate. The Hawker 400XP has a slightly higher speed than the Phenom 300, but has shorter range capability and a smaller cabin. 



Ranges given with 4 passengers, NBAA IFR reserves

Phenom 300: 1,791 nautical miles
Hawker 400XP: 1,333 nautical miles

A difference of about 458 nautical miles.


Phenom 300: up to 6 passengers
Hawker 400XP: 6-8 passengers

Magellan Jets guarantees 6 passengers on both aircraft, but there are many different configurations on the market.


Phenom 300:

Cabin Height: 4 ft 11 in
Cabin Width: 5 ft 1 in
Cabin Length: 17 ft 2 in
Cabin Volume: 324 cu ft
Internal Baggage: 10 cu ft
External Baggage: 74 cu f

Embraer Phenom 300 cabin

The interior of an Embraer Phenom 300.

Hawker 400XP: 

Cabin Height: 4 ft 10 in
Cabin Width: 4 ft 11 in
Cabin Length: 15 ft 7 in
Cabin Volume: 305 cu ft
Internal Baggage: 27 cu ft
External Baggage: 26 cu ft

The cabin of the Phenom 300 is just slightly taller, wider, and longer than the Hawker 400XP. Meanwhile, the Hawker 400XP has more internal baggage space that is accessible in flight, but less baggage space overall.

The interior of a Hawker 400XP.


Phenom 300: Prodigy Touch Flight Deck 300
Hawker 400XP: Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4

The Phenom 300’s avionics are some of the most advanced in the light jet class, featuring 


Phenom 300: Two rear-pylon-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535E turbofan engines
Hawker 400XP: Two fuel-efficient Pratt & Whitney JT15D05 turbofan engines


Phenom 300: High speed cruise of 520 miles per hour
Hawker 400XP: High speed cruise of 535 miles per hour

A difference of about 15 miles per hour.

Takeoff & Landing Distances

Distances given at sea level.

Phenom 300

Takeoff Distance: 3,138 ft
Landing Distance: 2,621 ft

Hawker 400XP

Takeoff Distance: 3,950 ft
Landing Distance: 2,960 ft

The Phenom 300 can take off and land from shorter runways than the Hawker 400XP.

Need help deciding which jet is right for you?

Our private aviation consultants are ready to help match you with the perfect aircraft to fit your mission. In addition to our Phenom 300 Jet Card, we offer several other aircraft-specific or category-inclusive Jet Cards, award-winning Private Jet Membership, and on-demand Private Charter. Call 877-550-5387 today to speak to one of our private aviation experts, or click below to explore our full lineup of services.

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