Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced this year marks the 50th anniversary of its Hawker 125 midsize business jet series. The Hawker 125 – one of the world’s first business jets – completed its maiden flight on Aug. 13, 1962, in the form of the Hawker Siddeley DH125 Jet Dragon and the first delivery took place nearly two years later on Sept. 10, 1964. Nearly 1,700 Hawker 125-series aircraft have been produced throughout the last 50 years
“We are pleased to add Gama Support Services to our worldwide service center network,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “The expansion of our network into Southeast England underlines the demand for business aviation in the region and we have no doubt these new capabilities, in addition to our factory-owned facility in Chester, will be of great service to our customers operating in and out of the UK.”
Gama Support Services, which has been in the aircraft maintenance industry for more than 25 years, provides EASA Part 145-approved line and base maintenance service with a 24/7 AOG support helpdesk. The facility consists of a 9,000 square meter business aircraft hangar at Farnborough International Airport.
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 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.