WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 20, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its participation in the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow from Jan. 21-23 at Sakhir Airbase in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In partnership with its international dealer Maz Consultancy SPC, HBC will display five models of its family of aircraft at Chalet #25.
“We are pleased to start the year in the Middle East by participating in the Bahrain International Airshow,” said Sean McGeough, HBC president, Sales – Europe/Middle East/Africa region. “Our customer list in this region continues to grow, as does the interest in our broad aircraft lineup.”
HBC has delivered more than two dozen airplanes, including the Hawker 4000, Hawker 900XP, Hawker 750, Hawker 400XP, King Air 350 and King Air C90GTi, into countries throughout the region, such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and India.
The company continues working to secure additional certifications worldwide. The following were received in recent months:
- Hawker 4000 – China, Isle of Man, UAE
- Hawker 900XP – Bermuda, Qatar
- Hawker 800 – Colombia
- Hawker 750 – Estonia, Russia
- Beechcraft King Air 350 – Chile
- Beechcraft King Air B200GT – Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Pakistan
- Beechcraft King Air C90GTi – Turkey, Republic of San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Botswana
HBC’s Bahrain International Airshow exhibit will showcase five aircraft, including:
- Hawker 4000 – The flagship of the Hawker line, the composite-fuselage Hawker 4000 is the most advanced super-midsize business jet in the world. It truly sets the standard for quality, performance and value in the super-midsize business jet class of aircraft.
- Hawker 900XP – From the world’s most popular midsized business jet lineage (the Hawker 800 series), the Hawker 900XP has combined new Honeywell engines with enhanced winglets and a large cabin for increased performance, range, efficiency, comfort and unprecedented value.
- Hawker 750 – The newest evolution of the famed Hawker 800 lineage, this new light-midsize business jet redefines its class with a large midsize cabin, additional baggage space and proven efficiency.
- Beechcraft King Air 350 – The King Air series is the #1 turboprop lineup in the world. The flagship Beechcraft King Air model, the next-generation 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 impressive 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.
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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