October 14, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft to Host Maintenance & Operation Seminars at NBAA

Company completes successful worldwide M&O tour

WICHITA, Kan. (Oct. 14, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced it will host five Maintenance and Operation (M&O) seminars during the 63rd National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta. As the company’s largest M&O offering in its history at the show, each session will be dedicated to a different platform, including the Beechcraft King Air Series, the Beechcraft Premier, the Hawker 400XP, the Hawker 125 Series and the Hawker 4000.

“The seminars provide owners and operators up-to-date information on various performance accomplishments of each model and on modifications that are currently in progress, as well as on future projects and solutions that are in work for the fleet,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “The format provides a great opportunity for our support personnel to gather feedback directly from owners and operators, take that information and then find ways to enhance our overall aircraft ownership experience.”

The NBAA M&O seminars follow a recently completed successful M&O tour with customers throughout the Middle East, Australia and Africa, which further demonstrates the commitment HBC has to providing a world-class ownership experience to operators of Hawker Beechcraft airplanes around the world. The tour spanned a distance of more than 33,000 miles and included seminars in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Lagos, Nigeria; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Sydney, Australia. During the tour, the Hawker Beechcraft GCS team met with more than 250 customers, representing over 300 aircraft from 14 countries.

The NBAA sessions will be held in Room B407 in the Georgia World Congress Center. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 19
12 – 3 p.m. Beechcraft King Air Series
3 – 6 p.m. Premier
Wednesday, Oct. 20
8 – 11 a.m. Hawker 400XP
12 – 3 p.m. Hawker 125 Series
3 – 5 p.m. Hawker 4000

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 re-sale 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 www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.


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