August 15, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft Appoints Premium Jet as New Authorized Service Center in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil (Aug. 15, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that it has appointed Premium Jet Aircraft Maintenance at Afonso Pena International Airport (SBCT) in Curitiba, Brazil, as an authorized service center to support its Hawker 125 series and model 400 series products.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Premium Jet as our newest Authorized Service Center in Brazil,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, Premium Jet has continuously evolved through strong participation in the global aviation market. Brazil has become Hawker Beechcraft’s second largest market in terms of sales outside the United States, and it is critical that we grow our service network in the region to support our owners with high quality and convenient service options.”

Located at SBCT in the southern region of Brazil, Premium Jet is an ANAC 145-certified repair station as Airframe C2 and C4, Engines D3, Avionics F1 and F2 and Accessories F3. The company has more than 30 aircraft on its operation certificate including Hawker and Beechcraft products.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is dedicated to improving the value of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation 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 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