July 30, 2013

Beechcraft Appoints Edwards Jet Center as New Authorized Service Center in the Northwest

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 30, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation and its aftermarket service and support organization, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS), today announced at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., the appointment of Edwards Jet Center (EJC) in Billings, Mont., as an authorized service center (ASC) for the company’s King Air, Baron and Bonanza products.

“Edwards is the largest FBO in the state of Montana but it’s their professionalism and knowledge of Beechcraft that makes this an ideal partnership,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “EJC’s strategic location gives Beechcraft operators traveling through the northwest United States convenient access to technical expertise for anything from basic to heavy maintenance.”

Edwards Jet Center, which began operations in 1947, is a full-service FBO, FAA certified repair station and FAA Part 135 on-demand charter operator located at Billings Logan International Airport (KBIL). EJC’s maintenance team includes 18 full-time A&P mechanics with a wide range of capabilities for piston, turboprop and turbine aircraft.  For more information about Edwards Jet Center, visit www.edwardsjetcenter.com.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., GCS 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).

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.