April 10, 2013

Beechcraft Appoints Two New Authorized Service Centers in North America

Cutter Aviation-PHX and Flying Colours Corp. of Canada to service King Air, Baron and Bonanza

LAKELAND, Fla. (April 10, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation announced today at the annual Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland, Fla., that it has appointed Cutter Aviation in Phoenix and Flying Colours Corp. in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, as authorized service centers (ASCs) for the company’s King Air, Baron and Bonanza products.

Cutter Aviation, founded in 1928, has a long affiliation with Beechcraft brands and currently operates a network of eight locations in seven major cities in the Southwest. Its facility at Phoenix Sky Harbor (KPHX) is a full-service, fixed-base operation that joins two other Cutter locations that already serve as ASCs: Albuquerque, N.M., (KABQ) for all Beechcraft products and McKinney, Texas, (KTKI) for Beechcraft’s piston line.

Established in 1989, Flying Colours is based in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (CYPQ) and is globally recognized for providing maintenance, repair, paint, refurbishment and modifications. Flying Colours has extensive experience with the Beechcraft product line and is a good addition to the company’s customer-focused ASC network.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., the company’s Global Customer Support (GCS) organization is dedicated to improving the value of both Hawker and Beechcraft 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).

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About Beechcraft Corporation

Beechcraft Corporation 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.