Teams on the ground at NCAA Men’s Final Four, Masters Golf Tournament & Kentucky Derby
WICHITA, Kan. (March 18, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that it will deploy its Quick Response Teams to support Hawker Beechcraft owners and operators at the following events: the NCAA Men’s Final Four from April 3-5 in Indianapolis, Ind.; the Masters Golf Tournament from April 5-11 in Augusta, Ga.; and the Kentucky Derby on May 1 in Louisville, Ky.
Launched earlier this year, the Quick Response Teams are comprised of highly trained technical experts positioned on-site at area airports to provide immediate support to HBC customers as they travel to and from large domestic and international events. The team leverages the resources of the company’s Global Customer Support group, including the strategic placement of parts and service center resources.
Aircraft operators attending these events can action a Hawker Beechcraft Quick Response Team by dialing 866.AOG.HELP (866.264.4357).
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is dedicated to improving the value of HBC aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase re-sale value. GCS is comprised of four functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers) and Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications administration).
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 www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.
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