WICHITA, Kan. (March 22, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that it has appointed Hawker Pacific Singapore as the first authorized service center (ASC) in Southeast Asia for its flagship Hawker 4000. With this addition, the Hawker Pacific Singapore Service Center is now accredited to support the entire Hawker Beechcraft product lineup.
“With Hawker 4000 deliveries well underway in Asia, our enhanced partnership with Hawker Pacific will provide customers in the region with immediate and reliable service for the aircraft,” said Christi Tannahill, vice president, Global Customer Support. “Hawker Pacific has been a strategic partner for more than 30 years and we are confident in their support of this revolutionary aircraft.”
Hawker Pacific in Singapore currently holds multiple regulatory approvals across 15 countries including FAA, EASA, China and India and has applied for additional approvals to further expand its service capacity from its FBO and Service Center operations. Hawker Pacific is a leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in Southeast Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East. The company’s Asian operations include businesses in Singapore, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is dedicated to improving the value of HBC aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase re-sale value. GCS is comprised of four functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers) and Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications administration).
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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