December 7, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Services UK Facility Receives King Air EASA and FAA Certification

DUBAI, U.A.E. (Dec. 7, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced its facility in Chester, U.K., has received Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series repair station ratings from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA). HBS Chester is world renowned for high quality support of the company’s line of Hawker aircraft.

“With the increasing popularity of our King Air products in the European market, we are pleased to offer our customers in the region a factory option for routine services and repairs, as well as factory-approved King Air upgrades and enhancements,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “King Air customers can now experience the industry- leading service that Hawker operators have enjoyed for years at our Chester facility.”

HBS Chester’s new ratings allow it to perform services on King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft, including inspections, maintenance, alterations and upgrades. In addition, HBS Chester provides unparalleled design, engineering, certification and fabrication capabilities and is highly experienced in complex structural repairs.

For more information or to schedule service, contact John Mitchell at +44.1244.52.3778 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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