September 10, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft Announces Participation in Berlin Air Show 2012

WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 10, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it will feature two of its leading turboprop and piston aircraft models at the International Aerospace Exhibition and Conferences (ILA) Berlin Air Show, Sept. 11-16, at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport. The company and its regional distributor, HBC Aviation AG, will display a Beechcraft King Air 250 and Baron G58 at Chalet East #38.  

“We continue to see great interest from Germany in both our Hawker and Beechcraft products,” said Sean McGeough, HBC president, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. “This is the largest business aviation market in Europe, accounting for approximately 16 percent of the total number of business aircraft based in the region. We have seen this number grow dramatically in the last five years with 31 percent of Germany’s current fleet delivered between 2007 and 2011. More than one-fourth of these aircraft were Hawker Beechcraft products.”

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.

The Beechcraft Baron G58, the twin-engine piston aircraft that pilots aspire to own, 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.

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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