VICTORIA, Australia (March 3, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of the Australian Government.
“There is growing interest in the Hawker 4000 throughout the Asia-Pacific market,” said Dan Keady, HBC vice president, South Asia Pacific. “Its composite construction, outstanding performance and world-class cabin make the Hawker 4000 the clear choice as the leader in its category. The aircraft also is an ideal fit for people who need to make transcontinental missions, while providing the systems and range to reach into South East Asia.”
The flagship of the Hawker line, the composite fuselage Hawker 4000 is the most advanced super-midsize business jet in the world. It truly sets the standard for quality, performance and value in the super-midsize business jet class of aircraft. Its 3,280 nautical mile non-stop range and cruise speeds up to Mach .84 make it an attractive choice for Australian companies with international business interests. It features a sophisticated composite fuselage, all metal supercritical wing, powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada FADEC-controlled engines and state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus EPIC avionics.
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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