WICHITA, Kan. (June 10, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced that its Indianapolis service center is now offering full paint capabilities. The recently completed state-of- the-art facility can accommodate any aircraft ranging from the high-performance single-engine piston, the Beechcraft Bonanza, to the company’s flagship super mid-sized jet, the Hawker 4000. The facility offers full strip and paint services including factory or custom paint designs. In addition, all operations meet the new Environmental Protection Agency 6H rules, complying with the latest in air quality standards.
“The facility now offers a one-stop shop for our customers who have both maintenance and paint service needs,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “This is another step in our continued focus to provide Hawker and Beechcraft owners with the finest customer support in the industry.”
In addition to its paint capabilities, HBS Indianapolis focuses on maintenance, repair and modification of airframes, powerplants and avionics systems, while also offering world-class AOG (aircraft on ground) support. The new facility, which was completed in August 2009, includes a 48,500-square-foot maintenance hangar space and 23,000 square feet of customer areas, administrative offices and back shops. Master Technicians, EASA-certified mechanics and knowledgeable, on-site factory technical representatives offer expert service.
For more information regarding services at HBS Indianapolis, customers can contact Larry Rohrbach at 317.452.6944 or call the facility at 888.893.4488. HBS also provides paint services at its locations in San Antonio, Tex.; Little Rock, Ark.; Wichita, Kan.; and Chester, England, U.K.
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).
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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