October 7, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Names Heidi McNary Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 7, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the appointment of Heidi McNary as vice president and chief technical officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, McNary will oversee the company’s Product Development and Engineering organizations.

McNary joins HBC from DeCrane Aerospace in Phoenix where she was chief operating officer and executive vice president of Sales and Marketing. Prior to DeCrane Aerospace, McNary had a career of steadily increasing and broadening responsibilities at Honeywell Aerospace in a variety of technical, program management and market facing roles over a 13-year span. Her leadership roles included one in the company’s Asia-Pacific Aerospace office in Singapore.

McNary holds a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Arizona and a master’s in business administration from Arizona State University.

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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