June 21, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft Announces King Air 350 Special Mission Upgrade

Package increases available electrical power for late model King Air 350 turboprops

PARIS (June 21, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced a product enhancement for its late model Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops that provides significantly more electrical power for special mission applications. The increased electrical power system includes two 400 amp starter generators with paralleled output of 760 amps, an additional mission electrical bus with cockpit control and automatic load shedding.

“This upgrade provides another 190 amps of 28 VDC power for missionized King Air 350 aircraft,” said Jay Gibson, vice president, Special Missions. “The new system will not only include additional amps, it will provide higher quality power to our customer because it will be filtered through the aircraft battery system.”

The upgrade will be available for late model King Airs 350 aircraft (serial FL-500 and on) as an aftermarket kit, as well as available on new production special mission King Air 350 aircraft. The company currently anticipates Federal Aviation Administration certification by second quarter of 2012 and is now accepting orders.

For more information or to place an order, please contact Mark Doyle at +1.316.676.2286 or Mark_Doyle@hawkerbeechcraft.com.

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack 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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