April 12, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft to Display Hawker 4000, 900XP and King Air 350i in Shanghai

WICHITA, Kan. (April 12, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) will display its Hawker 4000, Hawker 900XP and King Air 350i at the Shanghai International Business Aviation Show (SIBAS) from April 13-15. Organized specifically to target the business aviation marketplace in China, the three-day show will be held at Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport’s Business Aviation Center. HBC and its local distributor, Avion Pacific, will be in Chalet #5 and the aircraft will be showcased the static display area.

“China is making a concerted effort to encourage the growth and utilization of private aircraft,” said Jeff Anastas, HBC vice president, North Asia. “This show is just one example of an ongoing effort on the part of the government and business community to encourage international market competition and cooperation. As the country’s infrastructure continues to mature and accommodate private aircraft and restrictions on airspace use are relaxed, the market will grow dramatically. This is why we continue to aggressively pursue the appropriate placement of sales and support representatives in this region, and why we’re pleased to participate in this show.”

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 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.

The Hawker 900XP is derived from the best-selling family of midsize business jets in the world – t he Hawker 800 series. A long-range workhorse that can carry a full load of passengers and fuel over 2,800 nautical miles, it combines new Honeywell engines with enhanced winglets and a large cabin to provide increased performance, range, efficiency, comfort and unprecedented value.

The King Air 350i delivers exceptional performance and value. Now equipped with the Rockwell Collins Venue™ cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the King Air 350i sets the standard in cabin comfort, business capability, in-flight productivity and entertainment. It delivers unmatched fuel efficiency and the lowest operating cost per seat mile, making it the greenest aircraft in its class. The King Air 350i is the perfect addition to any corporate fleet.

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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