Hawker 4000, Hawker 900XP and Beechcraft King Air 350i on display
WICHITA, Kan. (March 7, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it is participating in the Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress, which runs March 8-10 in Hong Kong. The company, along with Avion Pacific, will showcase its flagship Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet, a Hawker 900XP midsize business jet and a King Air 350i turboprop at its static locations #6, #7 and #8 at the Hong Kong International Airport.
“Asia continues to be a focus market for HBC,” said Jeff Anastas, HBC vice president, North Asia. “With the relaxation of airspace restrictions in China, the increase in acceptance of general aviation and the availability of aircraft in general, owning an aircraft in the region has never been easier. Over the past year HBC has placed a robust sales and support network throughout the region in order to respond to the growing demand for business and personal aircraft.”
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 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.
The Hawker 900XP is derived from the best-selling family of midsize business jets in the world - the Hawker 800 series. A long-range workhorse that can carry a full load of passengers and fuel over 2,800 nautical miles, it combines new Honeywell engines with enhanced winglets and a large cabin to provide increased performance, range, efficiency, comfort and unprecedented value.
The King Air 350i delivers exceptional performance and value. Now equipped with Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the new 350i sets the standard for versatility and comfort while delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and the industry’s lowest operating cost per seat mile, making it one of the most environmentally friendly aircraft available.
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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