November 11, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Services Scheduling WAAS/LPV Upgrade on Pro Line 21-Equipped Premier IA Aircraft

LONG BEACH (Nov. 11, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced it is taking orders and scheduling Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) upgrades on Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped Premier IA aircraft. This installation follows the introduction of the King Air C90GTi and 200/300 upgrades announced earlier this year.

The HBS King Air Premier IA WAAS upgrade offers operational flexibility and cost savings associated with direct and curved area navigation (RNAV) routes. WAAS RNAV offers improved access to special use airspace, high traffic and/or terrain challenged airports.

The HBS WAAS installation offers greater mission success through the use of WAAS enabled Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approaches. There are currently more than 2,300 LPV approaches certified and in use today. WAAS LPV approaches provide decision heights as low as 200 feet with one half mile visibility. The result is improved safety and cost savings associated with the reduction of missed approaches and flights to alternate airports.

WAAS upgrades for the Premier I, Hawker 400XP / Beechjet 400A and early model Hawker 800XP aircraft equipped with Honeywell Flight Management Systems are currently in process.

For more information or to request a quote, please contact John Wasmund at 404.503.7693 or

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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