October 22, 2013

Hawker Beechcraft Services Named Sherwin-Williams Distributor for Aerospace Coatings

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 22, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced that its division of factory-owned service centers, Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS), has signed an agreement to become a distributor for aerospace coatings for The Sherwin-Williams Company. The distributor agreement applies to the full HBS network of facilities in the United States and Mexico, allowing HBS to continue expanding its product offerings and capabilities across different platforms for its customers.

“HBS is a large consumer of Sherwin-Williams products today,” said Christi Tannahill, Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “In addition to expanding our product offerings, this partnership allows us to be more competitive in the marketplace for paint services and the ability to provide more value to our customers and other service providers beyond just paint application.”

As a distributor, HBS is able to sell and distribute Sherwin-Williams aerospace coatings directly to customers and to other service providers, such as paint facilities servicing larger aircraft in commercial aerospace. In addition, customer access to the Sherwin-Williams product is greatly improved via the HBS facilities in Mexico as a part of this agreement.

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).



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.