OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 27, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its Hawker Beechcraft Services facility in Little Rock, Ark. (HBS-LIT) has been awarded Beechcraft King Air 90, 200 and 300 series repair station ratings. HBS-LIT has been world renowned for high quality support of the company’s line of Hawker and Beechcraft turbofan powered aircraft for years. To address customer needs, HBS-LIT worked with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over the last year to add King Air ratings to its extensive list of capabilities.
“The addition of Hawker Beechcraft Services Little Rock to the factory service choices available to King Air owners and operators is another step in our effort to continuously improve the quality and convenience of our factory service network,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “King Air customers can now experience the industry-leading service that Hawker and Beechcraft turbofan owners and operators have enjoyed for years at our Little Rock facility.”
HBS-LIT new ratings allow it to perform all levels of King Air 90, 200 and 300 series inspections, maintenance, alterations and upgrades. Employing more than 125 technicians and support personnel, HBS-LIT is an integral part of Hawker Beechcraft’s factory service center network. HBS leverages the talent of employees in 10 strategically located service centers to support the needs of new production and legacy Hawker and Beechcraft aircraft worldwide. In addition to fixed locations, HBS leverages Quick Response Team crews to support the needs of its customers at their home bases, while traveling or at a popular political, sporting or lifestyle event.
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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