October 21, 2013

Beechcraft Corporation Reports Solid Third Quarter 2013 Deliveries

Positive customer acceptance drives 47 percent increase in aircraft deliveries year-to-date

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 21, 2013) – Today during the 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Beechcraft Corporation reported 48 total aircraft deliveries for the third quarter of 2013, comprised of 38 commercial aircraft and 10 military trainer airplanes. Through the first nine months of the year, the company has delivered 163 Beechcraft airplanes as compared to 111 during the same period of 2012, a 47 percent increase year-over-year.  

“Beechcraft’s strong third quarter continues the positive momentum we have experienced throughout the year,” said Bill Boisture, CEO. “The class-leading capabilities and many mission profiles of our product and service portfolio continue to resonate with customers around the globe, despite the market uncertainty that remains in many economies. We expect to finish the year in a strong position, and our presence at NBAA reflects our optimism.”

Beechcraft Corporation

2013 Third Quarter Aircraft Deliveries

   
AIRCRAFT MODEL

UNITS

   
King Air 350i/ER

15

King Air 250

5

King Air C90GTx

6

Baron G58

4

Bonanza G36

8

T-6A/B/C

10

 Total Aircraft

48

 

Notably, during the third quarter Beechcraft secured the largest general aviation propeller aircraft order in history valued at up to $1.4 billion to deliver up to 105 King Air 350i aircraft to Wheels Up. The company also celebrated the inaugural flight of its first production AT-6 light attack aircraft. The company is offering the aircraft to U.S. partner nations in need of light attack air support and expects to name a launch customer by the end of the year.

In other firsts, Beechcraft hosted the inaugural King Air Operators Conference in September. Nearly 200 King Air owners, operators and maintenance experts from around the world attend the event at the company’s headquarters in Wichita, Kan. The event included a variety of technical service and support presentations, safety briefings and aftermarket product offerings from the company and several of its equipment suppliers and authorized service centers.

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About Beechcraft Corporation

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.