Beechcraft Diamond 1A

Overview

In 1977 Mitsubishi embarked on the design of a new business jet known as the MU-300. This aircraft, subsequently called the 'Diamond', was a conventional low wing design with a T-tail and two P&W JT15D turbofans mounted on the rear fuselage. For a small jet, it had a large cabin for eight passengers, an aft lavatory and baggage. It received its Type Certificate on 6 November 1981. By late 1985 Mitsubishi had delivered 100 Diamonds from its San Angelo facility. At that time Mitsubishi sold the MU-300 package to Beechcraft where it became known as the Beechjet 400.


Aircraft Characteristics


Certified Crew
2
Typical / Maximum Cabin Passenger Capacity
7/9
Balanced Field Length [SL/ISA TMP] (FT)
3940
Length (FT)
48.4
Wingspan (FT)
43.5
Height (FT)
13.8
Cabin Height (FT)
4.8
Cabin Width (FT)
4.9
Cabin Length (FT)
15.6
Baggage Capacity Internal / External (CFT)
20/0
Powerplant
2 P&WC JT15D-4D

General Information


Years Aircraft Manufactured
1982-1985
Estimated Retail Price Low
125,000
Estimated Retail Price High
225,000
Aircraft Category
JET < 20,000 LBS

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Range Map

The Beechcraft Diamond 1A has a range of 1,142 nautical miles. Type in your city or airport identifier for a visual representation of the NBAA IFR Range (NM) for this aircraft.


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