Premier IA, King Air 350i, 50th Anniversary Baron & Bonanza G36 to highlight HBC booth
WICHITA, Kan. (April 9, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that the Beechcraft King Air 350i and 50th anniversary Beechcraft Baron G58 will make their public debut in the United States at the 36th annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in & Expo April 13-18 in Lakeland, Fla. The company’s aircraft display will also feature a Beechcraft Premier IA business jet and a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza G36. All four aircraft will be located at space MD8-A at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.
“While the King Air 350i and 50th anniversary Baron will certainly highlight the Hawker Beechcraft space, the aircraft we are displaying at Sun ‘n Fun provide a full range of capability, performance and flexibility to owner/pilots,” said Keith Nadolski, president, Beechcraft Americas. “Our family of aircraft proudly represents leadership in quality, performance and technology in each of their segments.”
HBC and its predecessor companies have participated in every Sun ‘n Fun since its inception in 1975. This year, HBC will display the following aircraft:
- 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.
- King Air 350i – Now equipped with the Rockwell Collins Venue™ cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the new King Air 350i sets the standard in cabin luxury, entertainment and flexibility while delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and the lowest operating cost per seat, making it one of the greenest aircraft available to business travelers today.
- 50th Anniversary Baron – Combined with unmatched performance and range/payload capabilities in its segment, the special edition version of the current G58 model, the twin-engine that pilots aspire to own, incorporates elegant interior design features and amenities, a choice of four distinctive external paint schemes and high performance Hartzell Scimitar propellers.
- Bonanza G36 – This aircraft is the most prestigious high-performance single-engine piston on the market, offering six passenger comfort and cabin flexibility not found in similar priced four-seat aircraft. The Bonanza G36 features Garmin G1000® avionics and a GFC 700 flight control system.
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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