GENEVA, Switzerland (May 4, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s (HBC) Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced an agreement with one of Europe’s foremost engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities, EADS SECA, to serve as its preferred engine maintenance service provider for Asia and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. As a fully authorized Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell engine service provider, EADS SECA is uniquely positioned to provide engine services for all active Hawker and King Air aircraft models.
“EADS SECA’s long-standing reputation as a leader in providing quality engine service and highly responsive support will provide our customers and service facilities in the region with an additional level of confidence,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “This relationship is aligned with our commitment to provide world-class customer support in all areas of the world and has the added benefit of addressing anticipated demand that will develop as the market expands throughout parts of Eastern Europe and Asia where the aircraft population is expected to grow rapidly.”
Located in Gonesse, France, near both Le Bourget and Charles de Gaulle Airports, EADS SECA is licensed to perform all levels of scheduled and unscheduled engine maintenance, including the full range of required service from line to hot section inspections, major periodic checks to engine overhauls and core zone inspections.
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 www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.
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