December 3, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft to Showcase Four of Its Popular Business Aircraft at MEBA 2010

WICHITA, Kan. (Dec. 3, 2010) – As Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) continues to experience growth in the Middle East, the company today announced it will display four of its popular business jet and turboprop aircraft at the 2010 Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) expo Dec. 7-9 in Dubai.

“The business aviation markets in the Middle East and North Africa are an important part of our international strategy,” said Sean McGeough, HBC president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Our King Air fleet continues to lead the industry in the turboprop category with more than 85 percent of the market share over the past three years in the region. Additionally, more and more customers are choosing our Hawker business jets for their spacious cabins, as well as their range and payload capabilities.”

According to the Middle East Business Aviation Association, the Middle East business aviation market is set to expand 15-20 percent each year over the next four years to become a $1 billion-per-year industry. The association also predicts that the Middle East and North Africa markets will account for 20-25 percent of all new business jet deliveries worldwide between 2012-2018. A number of factors contribute to general aviation’s growth in the region, including widespread recognition and acceptance of business aircraft as business tools, as well as the emergence of wealth creation through entrepreneurship. Hawker Beechcraft manufactures one of the broadest aircraft lineups in the industry, offering aircraft suited for multiple missions including intra-regional and intercontinental, business or leisure travel.

    Hawker Beechcraft will display the following aircraft at the Airport Expo Dubai:

  • Hawker 4000 – The flagship of the Hawker line, the composite fuselage Hawker 4000 sets the
    standard for quality, performance and value in the super-midsize business jet class. With a 3,280 nautical mile non-stop range and cruise speeds up to Mach 0.84, it features a sophisticated composite fuselage, all metal supercritical wing, powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada FADEC-controlled engines and state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus EPIC avionics.
  • Hawker 900XP – From the best-selling 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.
  • Beechcraft Premier IA – Truly an advanced technology light jet, the Premier IA offers customers an industry-leading combination of speed, cabin size and efficiency. With its single- pilot certification, advanced composite construction, seven-passenger seating and a top cruise speed of more than 450 knots, the Premier IA offers the ultimate in operational flexibility. It sets the industry standard for being both a true “pilot’s airplane” and a serious business tool.
  • Beechcraft King Air 350i – Now equipped with the Rockwell Collins VenueTM cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the new King Air 350i sets the standard in cabin comfort, entertainment and flexibility while delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and the lowest operating cost per seat mile, making it one of the most environmentally friendly aircraft available to business travelers today.

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.

###

Hawker Beechcraft to Showcase Four of Its Popular Business Aircraft at MEBA 2010 – Page 3
This release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ significantly from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or implied in the forward- looking statements are general business and economic conditions, production delays resulting from lack of regulatory certifications and other factors, competition in our existing and future markets, lack of market acceptance of our products and services, the substantial leverage and debt service resulting from our indebtedness, loss or retirement of key executives and other risks disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Media contact:
Nicole Alexander
+1.316.676.3212
+1.316.461.9713 (mobile)
Nicole_Alexander@hawkerbeechcraft.com
www.hawkerbeechcraft.com