August 13, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Plans Second Aircraft Tour, Receives Continued Interest in Latin America

Demonstration flights to follow LABACE

SÃO PAULO, Brazil (Aug. 13, 2010) – In response to continued popularity in the region, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it plans to utilize the Latin American Business Aircraft Convention and Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as the launch point of an extensive sales and marketing tour of Central and South America. Following the exhibit, the company’s Hawker 4000, Hawker 900XP and Beechcraft Premier IA will make stops in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico, while its Beechcraft King Air 350i will tour various countries in South America. Additionally, the King Air C90GTx and Baron G58 will remain in Brazil for demonstration flights.

“With the continued strong interest we are receiving in Latin America, it is valuable for us to execute this second demonstration tour with various aircraft from our broad product lineup,” said Richard Emery, HBC president, Americas Jet Sales. “In addition to showcasing the aircraft to new, prospective customers, these tours help us maintain the customer and dealer relationships that we have established and are invaluable as we do business in this region of the world.”

This marks the company’s second aircraft demonstration tour this year. Earlier this year, the company completed a tour with its Hawker 900XP in Central and South America. The aircraft flew nearly 13,000 miles and visited seven locations on the tour, including stops in Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Puerto Rico.

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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