October 19, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Appoints West Star Aviation as New Authorized Service Center

ATLANTA (Oct. 19, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that it has appointed West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, Colo., as an authorized service center to support its Beechcraft Bonanza, Baron and King Air products. The agreement with West Star will go into effect later this year.

“West Star Aviation is known for its highly experienced staff and outstanding customer service,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “These qualities are in line with our high standards for servicing customers. We’re pleased to add West Star to our global support network.”

West Star Aviation specializes in airframe repair and maintenance, engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, paint, parts, surplus avionics and parts sales, and accessory services. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton, Ill. and Grand Junction facilities.

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 resale 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).

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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