Hawker Beechcraft Service Facility in Chester to Begin Servicing King Air Turboprops

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Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that its facility in Chester, U.K., will begin servicing Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft in the third quarter of this year. The facility received European Aviation Agency and Federal Aviation Administration repair station ratings for these aircraft in December 2010. Hawker Beechcraft Limited (HBL) Chester has a long-standing reputation for high-quality support of the company’s line of Hawker aircraft.

“Now, King Air customers throughout Europe can experience the industry-leading service that Hawker operators have enjoyed for years at our Chester facility,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, GCS. “The King Air models continue to be solid competitors in the European marketplace, and we are pleased to offer our turboprop customers in the region the convenience and confidence that factory-approved services offer.”

HBL Chester’s new ratings allow it to perform services on King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft, including inspections, maintenance, alterations and upgrades. In addition, HBL Chester provides unparalleled design, engineering, certification and fabrication capabilities, and is highly experienced in complex structural repairs. The company anticipates that the facility will begin servicing Beechcraft Premier I/IA jets in the fourth quarter of this year.

For more information or to schedule service, contact John Mitchell at +44 (0) 1244 523778 or John_Mitchell@hawkerbeechcraft.com.

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 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).

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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