November 16, 2009

PGA Tour Professional Sergio Garcia Making Good Use of Hawker 4000

Golf champion to tout world’s most advanced business jet, sign autographs at Dubai Airshow today

DUBAI, U.A.E. (Nov. 16, 2009) – In Dubai to participate in the upcoming Race to Dubai Golf Classic, Sergio Garcia is scheduled to appear today at the Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Chalet at the Dubai Airshow. Garcia, who turned professional in 1999 and plays on the U.S. Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and PGA European tours, will sign autographs and discuss his own experiences as the owner of the world’s most advanced business jet, the Hawker 4000, which he took delivery of earlier this year. Garcia will be at the HBC Chalet #A9 at 15:30 local time on Monday, Nov. 16.

“Sergio knows something about selecting the right tool for the job,” said Sean McGeough, vice president, International Sales. “On his way to his seven PGA Tour and eight PGA European Tour wins, the standout shot-maker from Spain has had to decide which golf club to use on numerous occasions. He applied the same logic to his selection of a Hawker 4000 business jet and is very happy with the results.”

The Hawker 4000, with its innovative composite construction and outstanding performance, is increasingly popular in Europe and the Middle East. Garcia’s presence in Dubai is an example of how the long-range, reliable performance of the aircraft can meet even the most demanding of travel schedules. With his Hawker 4000, he was able to participate in the recent HSBC Championship in Shanghai and the UBS Championship in Hong Kong, and then travel to Dubai with plenty of time to get acclimated and prepare for the upcoming Dubai World Championship later this week.

“I couldn’t expect to compete at a championship level on the golf course if I didn’t have a championship level airplane to get me there,” Garcia said. “I am a firm believer in the value of Hawker products because with my previous airplane, a Hawker 850XP, I never missed a tournament. This made it a simple decision to purchase a Hawker 4000 and it too is proving to be an exceptional airplane. In addition to its comfort and performance, my lofty expectations continue to be surpassed by the support and customer-centered focus of the company.”

The Hawker 4000 is faster and delivers superior cruise and range performance than its closest competitors. With best-in-class field performance in the super-midsize category, take-off field length (ISA, SL, MTOW) is just 1,545 m (5,068 ft.). Climb rate is exhilarating, going from sea level to 37,000 feet in just over 14 minutes. Once at altitude, the Hawker 4000 accelerates very quickly to its maximum cruise speed of Mach .84 (896 km/hr), maximizing productivity of customers by getting them quickly to their destination. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308A engines deliver 6,900 pounds of thrust each flat rated at ISA +22° Celsius and, combined with the Hawker 4000’s advanced wing design, provide impressive high altitude/hot temperature and short field performance.

The Hawker 4000’s cockpit features a Honeywell Epic avionics suite with five high-resolution 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10 in.) LCD displays. It has enhanced situational awareness and flight management systems, backed by real-time system monitoring and status. The airplane comes standard with dual Inertial Reference System, dual air-cycle machines and auto-throttle that are ideally suited for long-range and trans-continental flights. Avionics and utility systems are fully integrated, and advanced composite material construction provides for lower part count, enhanced reliability and lower life-cycle costs.

The composite fuselage of the Hawker 4000 features a 1.83 m (6 ft.) stand-up cabin with a 1.97 m (6 ft. 5.5 in.) width. A flat floor runs the entire length of the aircraft, leading to an impressively large 2.51 cubic m (88.5 cubic ft.)/900 lb. baggage area, accessible during flight and on the ground through an exterior door. An eight-place interior configuration is standard with fully-articulating executive seats in double club format. The interior can be customized with a wide variety of materials and cabin finishes.

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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