October 9, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft Announces New Service Center in Monterrey, Mexico

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New company-owned site will include full paint facility

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 9, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that it has broken ground on a new 48,000 square foot, company-owned factory service center at the Aeropuerto del Norte in Monterrey, Mexico. The facility, which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012, will include a 13,400 square foot paint hangar in addition to a 24,000 square foot maintenance hangar and 10,700 square feet of office and customer hospitality space. This new facility will join the previously announced Hawker Beechcraft Services facility in Wilmington, DE. Together these two facilities will increase GCS’ company-owned service center support hangar space to over 600,000 square feet.
 
“The growth of the Hawker Beechcraft customer fleet in Mexico and the continuing expansion of market opportunities in Central America have created an obvious need for additional service capacity in the region,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, Global Customer Support. “The addition of a full paint facility, likely the best in Mexico, supplements the maintenance and support offerings at the Monterrey site, and provides another option for owners and operators who are seeking to update and refurbish their aircraft.”
 
The FAA and DGAC-certified, cutting-edge center will specialize in Hawker and Beechcraft products, including the all-composite fuselage Premier and Hawker 4000 aircraft. In addition to offering maintenance, repair and modification of airframes, powerplants and avionics systems, the new Hawker Beechcraft Services facility will also provide interior modification services and exterior paint capabilities. Customers will be able to take advantage of fully equipped guest offices with WIFI Internet access, a comfortable lounge, an extensive on-site parts inventory and a design center for reviewing and selecting the interior fabrics and amenities and exterior paint schemes and color options.
 
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 five functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers), Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications) and Global Mission Support (government business and special mission maintenance / training support).
 
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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