November 4, 2009

Hawker Beechcraft to Showcase Beechcraft Products at AOPA Aviation Summit

Visit HBC exhibit #5016 at “Airportfest” at Peter O. Knight Airport

WICHITA, Kan. (Nov. 4, 2009) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its plans to showcase its popular aircraft at this year’s Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Aviation Summit from Nov. 5-7 in Tampa, Fla. During the Summit, HBC will be making an announcement on the 50th anniversary of the Beechcraft Baron, as well as holding a drawing for a free airbag safety system. Attendees can register for the drawing and see HBC aircraft on display – a King Air turboprop aircraft, the world’s fastest single-pilot business jet and its leading piston aircraft – at exhibit #5016 at Peter O. Knight Airport.

“Our Beechcraft lineup of products are a perfect fit for the owners and pilots attending this year’s AOPA Summit,” said Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice president. “We are proud to showcase an aircraft in every segment for attendees to see, each of which represent quality, efficiency and exceptional performance in the industry.”

HBC will display the following popular aircraft at the Summit:

  • Beechcraft Premier IA – The Premier IA is the most advanced light jet with the world’s first certified composite fuselage. The aircraft offers customers an industry-leading combination of speed, cabin size and efficiency, along with a new interior, upgraded avionics and a five-year warranty.
  • Beechcraft King Air B200GT – Now with Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-52 engines, the King Air B200GT delivers higher cruise speeds and faster climb times than ever before. With this aircraft, a heavy business load never stops your business.
  • Beechcraft Baron G58 – The twin-engine piston that pilots aspire to own, this aircraft features fully integrated Garmin G1000® avionics with a GFC 700 flight control system and GWX 68 color weather radar.
  • Beechcraft Bonanza G36 – This aircraft is the most prestigious high-performance single-engine piston on the market with the longest continual production run in the industry of more than 60 years. The Bonanza G36 features Garmin G1000® avionics and a GFC 700 flight control system.

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


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