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LAS VEGAS (Oct. 9, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced an exclusive agreement with Rockwell Collins to provide Synthetic Vision upgrades for all Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker and Beechcraft platforms. This upgrade package offers significant safety and capability improvements by adding Synthetic Vision to existing Pro Line 21 displays. First customer installations will occur in late 2012.
“Synthetic Vision is a significant safety upgrade that underscores our commitment to support our customers well into the future of their ownership experience,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft, vice president, Global Customer Support. “The ability to have real time references to terrain and airport features, no matter the weather conditions, adds a whole new level of safety to our customers’ operations.”
Rockwell Collins Synthetic Vision System (SVS) provides real time 3D simulated terrain and runway presentation in relation to the aircraft superimposed on primary flight displays as well as multi-function displays providing the flight crew with a clear blue day image in all weather conditions. It also enables new features in addition to SVS including Integrated Flight Information Systems, an Enhanced Vision System video window and wall-to-wall ADI displays.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft GCS is dedicated to improving the value of HBC aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase resale value. GCS is comprised of five functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers), Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications) and Global Mission Support (government business and special mission maintenance / training support).
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack 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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