March 1, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Continues Strong Presence in Region with Aircraft at India Aviation 2010

WICHITA, Kan. (March 1, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) will display its Hawker 4000, Hawker 750 and King Air 350 at India Aviation 2010 on March 3-7 in Hyderabad, India. Officially known as the International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation, the show is supported by the Airports Authority of India, Air India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and Pawan Hans Helicopters.

“India is a growing market for business aviation and especially Hawker Beechcraft,” said Justin Firestone, president, Asia-Pacific Region. “As a center for high-tech enterprises, India holds an important and growing role in global business. The transportation requirements of companies in India will continue to expand. The Hawker Beechcraft family of aircraft offers an airplane for virtually every type of domestic or international requirement, whether flying from remote, unimproved airports or major urban centers. India is a land of incredible potential and we are pleased to be a part of this show.”

All three Hawker Beechcraft models scheduled for display in India are currently certified and being operated in the country.

  • 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. The first Hawker 4000 delivered into the region was to a customer in India in November 2009.
  • The latest evolution of the best-selling midsized business jet lineage, the Hawker 750 is a light-midsize business jet that redefines its class with a large midsize cabin, additional baggage space and proven efficiency.
  • Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-60 engines, the King Air 350 delivers exceptional performance. Its versatility and capability to fill the seats, fill the baggage, fill with fuel and go are among the reasons pilots, companies and governments in 105 countries have ordered more than 6,500 King Airs throughout the years – more than any other business aircraft.

To better support its customers in the region, HBC recently appointed Hugh Waud to serve as the company’s Field Service Representative. Waud is co-located with HBC’s Authorized Service Center, InterGlobe General Aviation, in New Delhi, India.

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


This release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results may differ significantly from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or implied in the forward-looking statements are general business and economic conditions, production delays resulting from lack of regulatory certifications and other factors, competition in our existing and future markets, lack of market acceptance of our products and services, the substantial leverage and debt service resulting from our indebtedness, loss or retirement of key executives and other risks disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
U.S. media contact: Show contact:
Nicole Alexander Faye Goodyear
+1.316.676.3212 +44.791.769.4512