July 20, 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Offers Enhanced Vision System on Fielded King Air 200/300 Series Aircraft

EVS enhances safety by improving situational awareness in reduced visibility conditions

FARNBOROUGH, U.K. (July 20, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s (HBC) Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced the availability of Max-Viz EVS-1500 Infrared Enhanced Vision Systems for its King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft. Through an exclusive agreement, in-service King Air owners, operators and repair stations can now purchase the EVS-1500 directly from Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution. In addition, the company offers seamless, turn-key aircraft installation through its factory-owned service center network, Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS). New aircraft buyers can also add the EVS-1500 system to new King Air 200/300 turboprops as a post delivery modification through HBS.

“Max-Viz EVS-1500 is another example of how Hawker Beechcraft GCS is enhancing the ownership experience of the aircraft we build and support,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “This system has the ability to not only improve safety of flight, but increase aircraft resale value as well.”

The Max-Viz EVS-1500 system utilizes the industry’s only thermal imaging camera that can be toggled between wide angle and telephoto fields of view by the pilot for display on the aircraft’s Pro Line 21 video capable multi-functional display. The system also includes a connection for video capable electronic flight bags and a video distribution amplifier that enables infrared images to be displayed on passenger monitors.

EVS systems improve safety of flight and situational awareness by turning night into day and helping to penetrate haze, light fog, smoke and precipitation 8 to 10 times farther than the human eye can see in both night and day settings. It requires no programming or interpretation and permits pilots to see unlit obstacles during taxi and takeoff. In flight, pilots can use EVS to avoid clouds, fly between layers and note detailed ground features out of the night landscape.

For more detailed specifications and to place an order, contact Tim Glaser at +1.316.676.7706 or timothy_glaser@hawkerbeechcraft.com.

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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