February 20, 2013

New Beechcraft Featured at Air Force Association Warfare Symposium & Exposition

U.S. Air Force assured of financially stable, sound American partner following completion of reorganization

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2013) – Beechcraft, formerly Hawker Beechcraft, today announced that its Defense Company team is participating in the Air Force Association’s (AFA) Annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition this week in Orlando, Fla. The team’s participation comes on the heels of the company’s announcement that it has formally emerged from the Chapter 11 process as a new company well-positioned to compete vigorously in the worldwide business aviation, special mission, trainer and light attack markets, including the anticipated Afghanistan Light Air Support contract.

“We know that it is important for our military partners around the world to do business with solid partners, so we are pleased to enter this year’s AFA as a stronger and more agile company,” said Russ Bartlett, president of the Defense Company. “We have enjoyed a strong relationship with the U.S. Government for eight decades providing products like the King Air turboprop that fulfill specialized military missions and the T-6 Texan II, which currently trains all U.S. military pilots along with pilots from more than 25 partner nations. We are confident that the Beechcraft AT-6 will continue to build on our rich heritage as we deliver the most capable, affordable, sustainable and interoperable light attack capability available in the world today.”

Located in Booth #829, the Beechcraft exhibit will highlight the T-6, AT-6 and King Air 350ER ISR aircraft.

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About Beechcraft

Beechcraft designs, builds and supports versatile and globally renowned aircraft, including the King Air turboprops, piston-engine Baron and Bonanza, and the T-6 trainer and AT-6 light attack military aircraft. Its 5,400 highly skilled employees are focused on continuously improving the company’s products and services which are sold to individuals, businesses and governments worldwide. In business since 1932, Beechcraft has built more than 54,000 aircraft and more than 36,000 continue flying today. It leads the industry with a global network of more than 90 factory-owned and authorized service centers. The company’s headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located in Wichita, Kan. For more information, visit beechcraft.com or follow us on Twitter @Beechcraft.