February 25, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft to Highlight Commercial Aircraft and Military Trainer at Avalon

WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 25, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it will display a Hawker 4000 business jet, a King Air 350i turboprop, a Beechcraft Bonanza G36 and its T-6C military trainer, next week, March 1-6, at the 2011 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (Avalon) in Geelong, Victoria. During the show, HBC and its regional distributor, Hawker Pacific, will exhibit the Hawker 4000, King Air 350i and Bonanza at studio EW-E3, while the T-6C will be displayed nearby at chalet S9 with partnering organizations Raytheon Australia and BAE Systems.

“We are pleased to be able to showcase a selection of our broad product lineup this year at Avalon,” said Dan Keady, HBC vice president, South Asia. “Both the King Air 350i and the Hawker 4000 have the range and payload capabilities needed for the vast Australian landscape. The King Air has enjoyed a long history in the region and comprises 50 percent of the turboprop market share in Australia.”

Hawker 4000

The flagship of the Hawker line, the composite-fuselage Hawker 4000 is the most advanced super-midsize business jet in the world. It truly sets the standard for quality, performance and value in the super-midsize business jet class of aircraft. Its 3,280 nautical mile non-stop range and cruise speeds up to Mach .84 make it an attractive choice for Australian companies with international business interests. It features a sophisticated composite fuselage, all metal supercritical wing, powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada FADEC-controlled engines and state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus EPIC avionics.

King Air 350i

The King Air 350i delivers exceptional performance and value. Now equipped with Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the new 350i sets the standard for versatility and comfort while delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and the industry’s lowest operating cost per seat mile, making it one of the most environmentally friendly aircraft available.
Beechcraft T-6C

In addition to the hard-point wings, the T-6C features an integrated glass cockpit and the advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite that greatly expands advanced training opportunities. The systems are integrated with a Hands-On Throttle and Stick, providing the student pilot and instructor with an easy interface to the digital cockpit. The CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite is the first in its class to incorporate a fully integrated and FAA-certified dual FMS/GPS navigation suite that meets the strictest required navigation performance standards of current and future national and worldwide airspace equipment requirements. The open architecture design of the Cockpit 4000 provides the flexibility to expand capabilities and continuously meet current and future training needs.

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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