May 18, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft Announces Hawker 750 Winglet Retrofit Kit and Launch Customer

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 18, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that it has developed an aftermarket retrofit kit for the installation of genuine Hawker winglets on the Hawker 750, a modification that will provide an incremental performance improvement in time to climb, range and fuel consumption. By effectively increasing the wing aspect ratio, it will also enhance stability at altitude, reduce lift-induced drag and generate more responsive handling in slow flight. The enhancement offers Hawker 750 operators a five percent improvement in time to climb and a four percent range increase at long-range cruise settings.

“This product improvement is an obvious and logical offering for us to make available as it fits directly in line with our goals of providing products that reduce operating costs for our customers,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, GCS. “Further, virtually all of the necessary hardware and procedures have been previously developed, documented and approved in the 800/900 series aircraft so integration will be fairly seamless.”

While at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) this week, GCS announced Emmanuel Muntmark with Monsson S.A. of Constanza, Romania, as the launch customer for the modification. Muntmark’s Hawker 750 is utilized by Alfa Air, a charter operator in Bucharest.

For more information on the Hawker 750 winglet, contact Brain Campbell at +1.602.618.6056 or Brian_Campbell@hawkerbeechcraft.com.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft 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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