May 14, 2012

Hawker Beechcraft Appoints Harrods Aviation as New Limited Service Center in the UK

Luton-based service center to provide maintenance service for Hawker midsize business jets

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 14, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that it has appointed Harrods Aviation at Luton Airport, United Kingdom, as a limited service center to support its Hawker 750, 800, 800XP, 850XP and 900XP business jets.

“The timing of the expansion of HBC’s maintenance capacity in Southeast England is particularly appropriate given the upcoming Olympic Games,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “The company and its new maintenance partner, Harrods, expect to see a large number of business flights into London during this time and the additional capacity will allow Hawker Beechcraft owners and operators to schedule maintenance or servicing during their visit.”

Harrods Aviation is the leading London-based business aviation service provider and offers high quality FBO services at London Luton and Stansted airports. Both bases have fully equipped hangars for aircraft maintenance and engineering. The Luton facility offers purpose built corporate maintenance hangars designed to support business aviation activities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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 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