April 22, 2009

Hawker Beechcraft Services: The Only Source for Factory Install of Garmin G1000

HBS launches Garmin G1000 upgrade program for Beechcraft King Air 200/B200

WICHITA, Kan. (April 22, 2009) – Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced that its network of factory-owned service centers has begun the awaited installation of the Garmin G1000 fully integrated glass cockpit avionics suite in the Beechcraft King Air 200 and B200. The installation began upon receiving the FAA/STC approval from Garmin International.

“As one of the industry’s largest authorized dealers for the most coveted aircraft upgrades, we welcome the Garmin G1000 to our family of product offerings,” said Bill Brown, president, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Service and Support. “With our wide range of capabilities, we can install virtually any approved upgrade at our factory-owned service centers where we utilize genuine factory parts, provide factory engineering and deliver the factory seal-of-approval on everything we do.”

While waiting for Garmin’s STC to be approved for installation, the HBS San Antonio service center demonstrated its extensive range of capabilities with additional upgrades to a King Air B200 with Blackhawk Super XP-52 engines, BLR Winglets, Frakes Exhaust Stacks, Raisbeck Crown Wing Lockers, new paint and a custom interior complete with cabin entertainment.

Headquartered in Wichita, the HBS network of factory-owned service centers provide professional aircraft maintenance, modification and repair at 10 service centers located in Little Rock, Ark.; Mesa, Ariz.; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wichita, Kan.; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Toluca, Mexico; and Chester in the United Kingdom. Several HBS facilities also offer paint and interior refurbishment. The HBS network offers convenient access to service and support for the life of the products and upgrades provided.

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special-mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.


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