WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 14, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that the new Hawker 200 single-pilot business jet and Beechcraft King Air 250 will make their first appearances at the annual National Championship Air Races and Air Show, Sept. 14-18, at Stead Field in Reno, Nev. The Hawker 200 will be on display during the weekend, while the rest of the company’s lineup, featuring the Beechcraft Premier IA, Beechcraft King Air 350i, King Air 250 and Beechcraft Baron G58, will be at the company’s static display throughout the entire event.
“The Reno Air Races attract aviation enthusiasts, as well as serious aircraft owners and operators, who seek a broad range of quality and capability from Hawker Beechcraft products,” said Keith Nadolski, HBC president, Beechcraft Americas. “We are proud to introduce the Hawker 200 and the King Air 250 for the first time to this crowd, and expect them to attract significant attention throughout the show.”
Former NASA astronaut Captain Robert “Hoot” Gibson will once again fly the Beechcraft Premier IA, the world’s fastest single-pilot business jet, for several high-speed passes during the Air Show. HBC will also have Beechcraft apparel and merchandise available for purchase at its Hangar Store tent.
The company will feature the following products at the show:
Hawker 200 – With cruise speeds up to 473 knots, cruise altitudes up to 45,000 feet and a 1,500 nautical mile range with four passengers, the Hawker 200 can perform typical light jet missions while going faster, higher and farther and offering more comfort with its class-leading cabin diameter – all for a lower operating cost per mile and a lower purchase price than the competition. In addition to its new winglets, it features new powerful Williams International FJ44-3AP engines, a gross weight increase and a higher ceiling than its predecessor. It also includes a MultiScan Weather Radar, ADS-B Out capability, wireless database loading, and high reliability with a 400-hour inspection interval and 10-year composite airframe warranty. Its high strength, state-of-the-art all-composite fuselage makes the Hawker 200 the most technologically advanced single-pilot business jet in the world.
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, 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 350i – Now equipped with the Rockwell Collins Venue™ cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the King Air 350i sets the standard in cabin comfort, entertainment and flexibility while delivering excellent fuel efficiency, twin engine safety and the lowest operating cost per seat mile, making it one of the greenest aircraft available to business travelers today.
King Air 250 – Building on a reputation of proven performance, the next-generation Beechcraft King Air 250 features composite winglets and lightweight composite propellers, delivering improved runway performance, range, speed and enhanced climb. Passengers travel in quintessential King Air comfort, easily moving about in the spacious square-oval cabin over long-distance journeys. The King Air 250 further defines mission reliability with a ram air recovery system that maintains peak performance when the anti-icing system is activated, resulting in a high-performance, all-weather aircraft.
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 for 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.
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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