May 24, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Adds Metrojet Hong Kong as New Authorized Service Center

WICHITA, Kan. (May 24, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that it has appointed Metrojet Hong Kong to its worldwide network of authorized service centers to support its Hawker 900/800/700 series of business jets. Metrojet is located at the Hong Kong International Airport.

“Metrojet is the first HBC-authorized service facility in Hong Kong and is located at the same airport as the HBC regional sales and support office,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “It is well positioned to support both the growing regional market and the HBC demonstration fleet serving China and the Pacific Rim.”

Founded in 1995, Metrojet provides engine and airframe service, avionics line maintenance, routine inspections, interior and exterior cleaning and detailing, and scheduled base inspections. The firms operates a 24/7 maintenance and AOG hotline to support corporate aircraft throughout Asia with a team of more than 90 maintenance professionals facilitating regional support for business aircraft. Its maintenance department is a fully certified repair station with approvals from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department and the United States Federal Aviation Administration. It is also fully authorized to carry out maintenance on aircraft registered in various other countries, including China, Macau, Malaysia, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Isle of Man.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is dedicated to improving the value of HBC aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase re-sale value. GCS is comprised of four functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/ warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers) and Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications administration).

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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