September 20, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Showcases Product Diversity at 2010 Africa Aerospace and Defense

Hawker 4000, King Air 350i and T-6 military trainer to make show debut

WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 20, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the flagship super-midsize Hawker 4000 and Beechcraft T-6 military trainer will headline the 2010 Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) show Sept. 21-25 in Cape Town, South Africa. In addition, its local distributor National Airways Corporation (NAC) recently took delivery of the first Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop in the region, which will make its debut appearance at the show.

“We are pleased to showcase the diversity of our product lineup to prospective customers in the region through this show and in coordination with NAC,” said Sean McGeough, HBC president, Europe, Middle East and Africa region. “Hawker Beechcraft continues to lead the market in sales in Africa with interest in the entire Hawker product line and in the consistent selection of King Air products for special mission applications.”

HBC is displaying the following aircraft in partnership with NAC:

  • Hawker 4000 – The flagship of the Hawker line, the composite fuselage Hawker 4000, sets the standard for quality, performance and value in the super-midsize business jet class of aircraft. With a 3,280 nautical mile non-stop range and cruise speeds up to Mach 0.84, it features a sophisticated composite fuselage, all metal supercritical wing, powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada FADEC-controlled engines and state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus EPIC avionics.
  • Beechcraft King Air 350i – Now equipped with the Rockwell Collins Venue™ cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the King Air 350i sets the standard in cabin comfort, entertainment and flexibility while providing excellent fuel efficiency, twin engine safety and the lowest operating cost per seat mile, making it one of the greenest aircraft available to business travelers today.
  • Beechcraft T-6 – The T-6 offers military organizations worldwide the most proven and most cost-effective training system available today. The T-6 is a primary trainer aircraft that accommodates instruction in instrument flight procedures and basic aerial maneuvers. The aircraft delivers an outstanding training capability that is appropriate for the most basic introductory flight training through more challenging and complex advanced training missions. To date, it has been used to train pilots in approximately 20 different countries.

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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