September 23, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Taps Quality Aircraft Accessories to Provide Overhauled Engine Accessories for Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza Aircraft

WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 23, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it has selected Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA), a leading distributor of aftermarket new and reconditioned general aviation engine accessories, to provide overhauled engine accessories for its Beechcraft Baron G58 and Beechcraft Bonanza G36 aircraft. QAA will overhaul engine accessories at its repair station in Tulsa, Okla., and deliver them to HBC’s parts distribution facility in Dallas, Texas. Future plans call for HBC to stock the overhauled accessories at all of its global distribution points.

“We are confident in the quality and consistency of the workmanship and processes employed by QAA and can attest to their adherence to Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency standards,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “We are pleased to be able to offer this economical and convenient alternative to owners and operators of our piston-engine products.”

Initially, accessories available to Hawker Beechcraft will include magnetos, propeller governors, starters, starter adaptors and alternator drive couplings. Additional items will be added on a regular basis.

For more information, contact Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution at +1.888.727.4344 or

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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