September 24, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Announces Bonanza XTRA Upgrade Program

WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 24, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced Bonanza XTRA, a new program for owners, operators and repair stations of the Beechcraft Bonanza, that provides the most popular upgrades in a bundled package directly from Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (HBP&D). In addition, the company will offer seamless, turn-key aircraft installation of the packages through its factory-owned service network, Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS).

“Bonanza XTRA offers unmatched pricing for bundled packages of upgrades installed exclusively at HBS facilities,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “It is designed to provide our loyal Bonanza customers with attractively priced enhancements that will renew the appearance, performance and functionality of their aircraft.”

The primary bundle available through the Bonanza XTRA program includes the installation of Garmin G500 avionics, D’Shannon Tip Tanks and Gross Weight Increase, Aviation Design new interior and an XTRA paint scheme. Additional options are available including a Performance Package, Avionics Package and Interior Package.

Availability of the Bonanza XTRA upgrade varies per aircraft model. To verify which options are available for your aircraft and for more information regarding Bonanza XTRA packages, contact Timothy Glaser at or 316.676.7706.

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 resale 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).

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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