May 11, 2009

Hawker Beechcraft Delivers First Baron G58 and Bonanza G36 to European Customers

First EASA-certified pistons to enter service in Poland and United Kingdom

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 11, 2009) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) this week announced the delivery of three new Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft to a customer in the United Kingdom and one Beechcraft Baron G58 to a customer in Poland. These will mark the first European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) certified pistons to enter service in Europe.

“There has been great interest in Europe for the Baron G58 and Bonanza G36,” said Sean McGeough, vice president, International Sales. “We are pleased to make our first European deliveries of our upgraded piston products and look forward to more activity in this region of the world.”

A Baron G58 and Bonanza G36 are on display at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva from May 12-14. The Baron G58 and Bonanza G36 are fully IFR equipped with Garmin G1000® avionics and GFC700™ integrated flight control systems. The Baron also features the new GWX 68 color weather radar and offers optional Jeppesen chart coverage for Europe and other worldwide regions. The combined package provides improved situational awareness, increased functionality and reduced pilot workload.

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.; and Chester, England, U.K. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit


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