GENEVA, Switzerland (May 14, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced a new order for its flagship jet. JoinJet, a Nordic charter and aircraft management company, is buying a Hawker 4000 to meet the growing demand for charter services from business owners across the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. The order was placed at the 2012 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, and is the third Hawker 4000 order the company has announced since the start of the show.
JoinJet will be adding the Hawker 4000 – the world’s most advanced super-midsize jet – to its Danish Aircraft Operating Certificate. The aircraft will complement JoinJet’s current fleet that also includes a Hawker 800XP and a Hawker 800XPR.
“JoinJet’s choice of the Hawker 4000 is a testament of their previous experience with our aircraft and with the Hawker Beechcraft team,” said Sean McGeough, HBC president, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. “This purchase reflects supports our positive outlook on what we view as an important region in Europe and demonstrates that we are ideally positioned to capitalize on the new opportunities arising in the area.”
Niels Sundberg, CEO of JoinJet, added: “We have been in the aviation market for more than 30 years and after a thorough evaluation it was natural for us to select the Hawker 4000. With its carbon-fiber composite technology, superior cabin comfort and low operating economics, the Hawker 4000 provides the value proposition we and our charter clients require.”
The Nordic region is an area where HBC has been particularly successful in recent years, with the company currently holding a 26 percent market share of the business aircraft population in which it competes. Denmark in particular is an important market for HBC and one that is continuing to grow, with the country seeing the third highest overall aircraft sales in Europe over the last three years1. Over that period the number of business jets registered in Denmark increased by 13 percent1. HBC believes the country will continue to present opportunities for business aviation driven by a growing population of high-net-worth individuals.
The Hawker 4000 is the flagship of the Hawker line: the composite fuselage Hawker 4000 sets the standard for quality, performance and value in the super-midsize business jet class. With a 3,280 nautical mile non-stop range and cruise speeds up to Mach 0.84, 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.
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 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.
JoinJet is part of the Danish airline SUN-AIR of Scandinavia A/S that has operated regional scheduled flights from Denmark since 1978. It has 30 years’ experience of charter operations as well as being an independent aircraft broker, with additional expertise in maintenance and operations.
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1 HBC analysis of JetNet data 2009 - 2011