In response to customer requests, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced an increased inspection interval for Beechcraft Premier I / IA aircraft from a 200-hour core interval to a 600-hour interval. All new and fielded Premier I / IA aircraft will be transitioned to the program and benefit from the change.
“Our customers asked us to examine ways to reduce the cost of operations for their aircraft, as well as increase availability,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, GCS. “We conducted an in-depth review of warranty and Support Plus® data and evaluated all initial system safety analyses to ultimately exceed our initial goal and introduce the extended 600-hour inspection schedule.”
The new schedule requires an “A” inspection every 600 hours and an “A and B” inspection every 1,200 hours. Chapter 12 for the aircraft has been reformatted to align with the change and all previous inspection guides have been removed. The new Hawker 200 aircraft will also benefit from this improved inspection schedule.
Although the core inspection items are set at 600-hour interval times, there will be minor items that will require action every 200 hours including engine inspections, some lubrication items and Chapter 4 requirements. The time required for these items is minimal, allowing a quick return to service.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (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 four functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers) and 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.