Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it will present a comprehensive display of its commercial, special mission and military trainer aircraft at the Dubai Air Show, Nov. 13-17, at Dubai International Airport. On static display will be the company’s flagship super-midsize business jet, the Hawker 4000, as well as a Hawker 900XP, Beechcraft Premier IA, Beechcraft King Air 350i and Beechcraft King Air 250. The company will also display its Special Missions King Air 350ER demonstrator and Beechcraft T-6C military trainer.
“In recent years, we have recognized a shift in the demographics of business aircraft owners in the Middle East, subsequently changing their transportation needs to conduct international business in a timely and effective manner,” said Sean McGeough, HBC president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “HBC has capitalized on these needs, allowing us to achieve a regional market share population of 60 percent of turboprops and 40 percent of jets in our segments.”
As the region’s economic strength continues to grow, the utilization of aircraft is also growing. One of HBC’s largest growth segments in the Middle East is its special mission applications, which range from maritime patrol and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), to commercial applications such as aerial photography, air ambulance, flight inspection, weather modifications and transportation for government officials.
Joining the company’s King Air 350ER demonstrator in the Dubai display will be a Russian Government King Air 350 Flight Inspection aircraft as well as an Iraq ISR King Air 350ER.
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.