August 11, 2011

Hawker 900XP Returns to LABACE after Successful Latin America Demo Tour

SÃO PAULO, Brazil (Aug. 11, 2011) – Following its Latin America demonstration tour in June, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s (HBC) Hawker 900XP is returning to the Latin American Business Aircraft Convention and Exhibition (LABACE), Aug. 11-13, in São Paulo, Brazil, with solid interest from a number of prospects. During its two-week tour earlier this summer, the midsize business jet flew more than 24,000 miles with stops in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil. The tour provided prospective customers the opportunity to see firsthand the Hawker 900XP’s innovative combination of range and speed with cabin comfort and lower operating costs.

“This is the third tour of the aircraft we have completed in the region in the last 18 months and with each trip, the 900XP gains more and more attention from prospective customers,” said Richard Emery, HBC president, Hawker Americas. “The interest throughout Latin America in the Hawker 900XP makes it a highlight of our display at LABACE and we are looking forward to finalizing orders during the show.”

The Hawker 900XP is the most advanced version yet of the world’s best-selling midsize business jet. Offering unmatched comfort and a uniquely refined Cabin First design, the Hawker 900XP enhances its look and performance with composite winglets and state-of-the-art Honeywell engines for increased performance, range and efficiency at an unprecedented value.

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