July 19, 2010

First Hawker 400XP Operating on Charter Certificate in United Kingdom

Norwich-based SaxonAir is first U.K. operator to add aircraft to AOC

FARNBOROUGH, U.K. (July 19, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that the first two Hawker 400XP aircraft are operating on charter certificate in the United Kingdom. The aircraft are in operation with SaxonAir, a Norwich-based private jet charter company, which is the first U.K. charter operator to add the Hawker 400XP to its Air Operators Certificate (AOC). SaxonAir purchased a Hawker 400XP, which is based at its Norwich International Airport headquarters, and is managing a second, which is positioned at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland.

“SaxonAir made an excellent decision to add these two Hawker 400XP aircraft to their charter jet service,” said Sean McGeough, HBC president, Europe, Middle East and Africa region. “The aircraft will provide its customers with an economical and versatile alternative for business trips, while offering a balance of comfort and performance.”

The Hawker 400XP features a spacious interior and is the fastest light business jet in its class with a max cruise speed of 465 knots (535 mph). Its squared oval cabin delivers exceptional head and shoulder room for up to nine passengers, while also providing a quiet and functional space to make in-flight meetings easy and comfortable. Its internal and external baggage capacity is a spacious 73 cubic feet.

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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