March 3, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft Names Air Works in Mumbai as New Authorized Service Center

Site will provide service for King Air and Premier aircraft

VICTORIA, Australia (March 3, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that it has appointed Air Works at the Mumbai International Airport as an authorized service center to support its line of King Air turboprops and Premier light jet aircraft in the region.

“As our customer base grows in all parts of the world, we are focused on finding ways to provide world-class customer service and support,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “Air Works is one of India’s leading maintenance repair and overhaul service providers with more than six decades of experience in both air transport and business and general aviation products. With the high level of safety and quality in their work, we are pleased to add Air Works to our growing network of service providers.“

Air Works is certified by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation under Civil Air Regulations CAR-145 and is a Continuous Airworthiness Management Organization entity for maintenance and management of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Air Works’ aircraft maintenance capability ranges from single and twin-engine helicopters to turboprops and jet engine aircraft encompassing both line and heavy maintenance services.

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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