October 31, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft Announces Orders for Nine Beechcraft Turboprop and Piston Aircraft Valued at More Than $34 Million

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced during the 2012 National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention in Orlando that it has signed orders for nine new Beechcraft products with a total value of more than $34 million.

[caption id="attachment_3231" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hawker Beechcraft Announces Orders for Nine Beechcraft Turboprop and Piston Aircraft Valued at More Than $34 Million[/caption]

The orders, which include one King Air 350i, two King Air 250s, two King Air C90GTx and four Baron G58s, were placed by four Beechcraft distributors throughout South and Central America:, Aerolineas (Mexico), Aviaservice (Colombia, Caribbean, Venezuela), Aviasur (Chile) and Beechcraft de Guatemala (Central America). AirFinance is facilitating financing.

 “Our exclusive distributors are valued partners and have greatly contributed to the success we’ve had in the South American market,” said Keith Nadolski, president, Beechcraft Americas. “The Beechcraft King Air turboprop and piston platforms are well suited for the demands of operating in the varied landscapes of South and Central America, easily transitioning from unimproved grass strips to downtown airports.”

Deliveries will begin in second quarter 2013 and will continue through the end of the year.

AirFinance is a global company focused on the financing of general aviation aircraft including business jets, turboprops and helicopters, with emphasis on transactions outside of the United States. AirFinance’s business is managed by a team of aviation professionals with extensive industry experience including but not limited to aircraft finance, leasing, credit analysis, structuring of cross border transactions, legal and domicile expertise. The team also possesses deep technical knowledge of all aspects of aircraft asset management. For more information, visit www.airfinanceco.com.

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