WICHITA, Kan. (June 8, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it will participate in the 5th Annual Cannes International General Aviation Exhibition on June 9-11 in Cannes, France. HBC continues to lead the industry with 30 percent of business turbine aircraft operating in France. In cooperation with its distributor in the region, Corporate Aircraft, HBC will display four Beechcraft models at the Cannes-Mandelieu International Airport.
In addition to the aircraft, the company’s static display will also feature a Lotus Evora sports car. HBC recently announced an alliance with Group Lotus, which will see the two manufacturers working together on a number of unique initiatives. As part of this alliance, the company is offering a limited-time sales promotion for customers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region who purchase an HBC aircraft by June 30. Customers who purchase a Hawker aircraft will receive a Lotus Evora while Beechcraft King Air customers will receive a Lotus Elise.
HBC and Corporate Aircraft will display the following Beechcraft products at the Cannes Airshow:
- 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 500 miles per hour (Mach 0.78), 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.
- King Air C90GTx – Key enhancements to the King Air C90GTx include an increase in gross weight and the addition of composite winglets, which improve climb performance and further increase fuel efficiency. Featuring a cabin 50 percent larger than some very light jets, the C90GTx seats up to seven passengers in its famed squared-oval design, allowing greater passenger comfort. It includes an in-flight accessible, heated and pressurized baggage storage area along with a private aft lavatory as standard.
- Baron G58 – The twin-engine piston aircraft that pilots aspire to own, the Baron G58 offers unmatched performance and range/payload capabilities in its segment. It also features a premium cabin that provides the best ride of any twin-engine aircraft, including flexible seating that allows for seating of two, four or six people, with the option to reconfigure and remove seats to accommodate mission needs and large baggage items. Its flight deck includes fully integrated Garmin G1000® avionics with a GFC 700 flight control system and new GWX 68 color weather radar.
- Bonanza G36 – The most prestigious high-performance single-engine piston on the market, the Bonanza G36 offers six passenger comfort and cabin flexibility not found in similar priced four-seat aircraft. It also features Garmin G1000® avionics and a GFC 700 flight control system, making the best selling personal aircraft the most capable Bonanza yet.
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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