July 25, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft Forms Alliance with AOPA Insurance Agency

Insurance available for Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza owners in the US

OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 25, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced during the 2011 EAA AirVenture that it has formed an alliance with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Insurance Agency (AOPAIA) as the preferred insurance broker for its Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza products in the United States. AOPAIA will provide Beechcraft piston aircraft owners with advice on aviation insurance, and can source the coverage that will provide maximum value and protection.

“We are committed to supplying our piston owners with the highest quality of services available for their aircraft,” said Jim Holcombe, HBC vice president, Beechcraft Marketing. “The alliance with AOPAIA will provide them with the most qualified brokers in the business, and make the insurance process easier to navigate.”

The insurance specialists at AOPAIA are well acquainted with Beechcraft’s piston aircraft. They understand how pilot training, flight experience, and the type of flying that pilots do can affect the cost of insurance. AOPAIA offers customizable coverage with competitive rates based on factors such as aircraft-specific training, instrument rating, hangar storage and prior insurance claims.

For more information about HBC AOPAIA insurance, visit the Baron and Bonanza pages at www.hawkerbeechcraft.com and click on Ownership or call +1.800.217.8715.

The AOPA Insurance Agency is a wholly owned subsidiary of the 400,000+ member Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the world’s largest civil aviation organization. The AOPA Insurance Agency serves the entire general aviation community — member and non-member, owner and renter alike — to provide the protection pilots, passengers and aircraft need.

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack 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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