Company sees success in region with recent certification and deliveries underway of Hawker 4000
WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 30, 2010) – With the recent certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and deliveries underway in the region, the flagship Hawker 4000 is setting a positive tone in Southeast Asia for Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC). HBC and its international dealer, Hawker Pacific, will display a Hawker 4000, along with a Hawker 750 and a King Air B200GT, at the biennial Singapore Airshow from Feb. 2-7 at the Changi Exhibition Center in Singapore. The 2010 show is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors from 112 countries. The HBC and Hawker Pacific exhibit will be located at Chalet CD-31.
“It’s an exciting time to participate in the Singapore Airshow,” said Justin Firestone, president, Asia-Pacific Region. “We have the right products with the right capabilities to fit the needs of owners in this growing region. With deliveries underway, the Hawker 4000 continues to gain attention. It offers value and caters to those in the market for a large cabin aircraft. We look forward to continued interest in this revolutionary aircraft, in addition to that of our entire aircraft lineup.”
All three of the HBC aircraft scheduled for display at Singapore have recently achieved certification beyond the United States. The Hawker 4000’s Chinese certification is the latest in a list that also includes Bermuda, Honduras, India, Isle of Man, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The first delivery of the aircraft in the region took place in India in September 2009, with deliveries in China scheduled for the coming months. The Hawker 750 recently received certification in Estonia and Russia, and the governments of Pakistan, the Cayman Islands and the Isle of Man recently approved the King Air B200GT.
The HBC and Hawker Pacific Singapore Airshow exhibit will showcase the following aircraft:
- 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 750 – The newest evolution of the famed Hawker 800 lineage, this light-midsize business jet redefines its class with a large midsize cabin, additional baggage space and proven efficiency.
- 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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