September 6, 2009

Hawker Beechcraft Sees Strength, Success in Asia Pacific Region

Company to feature revolutionary Hawker 4000 at 2009 Asian Aerospace International Expo

HONG KONG (Sept. 6, 2009) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) continues to be one of the leading suppliers of business jets in the Asia Pacific region. The company today announced its plans to showcase its revolutionary Hawker 4000 with Avion Pacific, its local sales representative, at the 2009 Asian Aerospace International Expo, which runs Sept. 8-10 in Hong Kong. The flagship of the Hawker line, the composite-fuselage Hawker 4000 is the most advanced super-midsize business jet in the world. It truly sets the standard for quality, performance and value in the super- midsize business jet class of aircraft. HBC and Avion Pacific will be located at Chalet Suite #3 and Static #11.

“The Asian market represents one of the strongest markets in the world today and is of particular interest to us,” said Brad Hatt, senior vice president, Hawker Beechcraft Sales. “Our King Air and Hawker products are widely used throughout this region and are viewed as reliable and cost efficient modes of transportation. We look forward to continued growth in this region as they continue to experience the value and benefits of corporate aircraft ownership.”

The King Air and Hawker products are building a strong base following receipt of international aircraft certifications. The company continues working to secure additional certifications worldwide. The following certifications were received in the last year:

  • Hawker 900XP – Indonesia
  • Hawker 400XP – Philippines
  • Beechcraft King Air 350 – Indonesia and Malaysia
  • Beechcraft King Air C90GTi – China

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


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