WICHITA, Kan. (July 24, 2009) – As the manufacturer of the #1 turboprop lineup in the world, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announces its plans to showcase its popular aircraft at this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh from July 27 to August 2 in Oshkosh, Wis. HBC will display its three Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft, along with the world’s fastest single-pilot business jet and its renowned piston products at the show, considered “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration”.
“Much like AirVenture Oshkosh, Beechcraft products have a proud history and a tradition of success,” said Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice president. “Our aircraft represent quality, efficiency and leading performance in the industry. Every aircraft is built with an expectation of excellence, which comes from multiple generations of aircraft manufacturing.”
Many of the company’s popular aircraft will be on public display at the show:
- Beechcraft Premier IA – The Premier IA is the most advanced light jet with the world’s first
certified composite fuselage. The aircraft offers customers an industry-leading combination of speed, cabin size and efficiency, along with a new interior, upgraded avionics and a five- year warranty.
- Beechcraft King Air 350 – The King Air series is the #1 turboprop lineup in the world. As the flagship Beechcraft King Air model, the King Air 350 offers the utmost in versatility and capability and features a class-leading heated, pressurized and in-flight-accessible baggage area – the largest in its class. This aircraft can operate on runways as short as 3,300 feet with exceptional short-field performance.
- Beechcraft King Air B200GT – Now with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-52 engines, the King Air B200GT delivers higher cruise speeds and faster climb times than ever before. With this aircraft, a heavy business load never stops your business.
- Beechcraft King Air C90GTi – Advanced Collins Pro Line 21TM fully integrated avionics take the new Beechcraft King Air C90GTi cockpit to that of our other King Air aircraft and larger jets, while retaining the same operational flexibility, a private lavatory and a 50 percent larger cabin than most very light jets.
- Beechcraft Baron G58 – The twin-engine piston that pilots aspire to own, this aircraft features fully integrated Garmin G1000® avionics with a GFC 700 flight control system and new GWX 68 color weather radar.
- Beechcraft Bonanza G36 – This aircraft is the most prestigious high-performance single- engine piston on the market with the longest continual production run in the industry of more than 60 years. The Bonanza G36 features Garmin G1000® avionics and a GFC 700 flight control system.
HBC will also host a breakfast for participants of the annual Bonanzas to Oshkosh (B2OSH). The 19th B2OSH event will feature more than 130 Bonanza aircraft flying into Oshkosh on Saturday, July 25. Some HBC employees will participate in the event by flying or riding in one of the many Bonanzas.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.
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