March 8, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft Services Opens Piston-Focused Facility at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport

New maintenance center also capable of servicing Hawker Beechcraft jets and turboprop aircraft

WICHITA, Kan. (March 8, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced it will open a new satellite Hawker Beechcraft Services maintenance facility at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) in Atlanta this month. This new facility, which opens on March 12, will specialize in full piston engine aircraft services, offering annual inspections, routine maintenance inspections, avionics checks, recertification, oil changes, and performance and comfort upgrades, including the Bonanza Xtra package.

Although Hawker Beechcraft Services at PDK will focus on piston engine aircraft, the center is capable of servicing any aircraft in the Hawker Beechcraft fleet, including King Air, Premier and Hawker aircraft.

“DeKalb-Peachtree is one of the busiest general aviation airports in the country and this new facility positions Hawker Beechcraft Services to better serve transient operators as well as those based on the field,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “From unscheduled maintenance and aircraft-on-the-ground support to avionics checks and recertification, Hawker Beechcraft Services at PDK is the perfect complement to our existing full-service facility at the Fulton County Airport (FTY) on the west side of Atlanta.”

The facility at PDK consists of 12,000 square feet of hangar space and 2,300 square feet of office and shop space. Hawker Beechcraft plans to hire up to 20 technicians there in the next 18 to 24 months as the new maintenance facility ramps up. An open house is planned for May.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (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 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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