March 3, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft Adds Hawker Pacific New Zealand as Global Authorized Service Center

VICTORIA, Australia (March 3, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that it has appointed Hawker Pacific Ardmore in Auckland, New Zealand, to its worldwide network of authorized service centers to support the growing fleet of Beechcraft King Air turboprops and its Baron and Bonanza piston products in the region. The Ardmore facility is the first HBC authorized service facility in New Zealand and joins an existing Hawker Pacific network, which includes Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.

“Hawker Beechcraft enjoys solid market share in the region with our King Air and piston products,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “We have had a long-time relationship with Hawker Pacific in the Asia-Pacific market and have great confidence in their ability to provide Beechcraft owners and operators in the region with their world-class service and support.”

Hawker Pacific’s product support activities include MRO, structural modification, support services, engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, special mission aircraft modifications, design engineering, avionics parts and service, plus the provision of spare parts, exchange rotables and equipment sales. The New Zealand site is one of 15 locations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East operated by Hawker Pacific, a leading aviation sales and support organization that traces its heritage back to its founding in Australia in 1927.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft 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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