Hawker Beechcraft to Display Jets, King Air 350i at Aero India 2011

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Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) will feature its flagship business jet, the Hawker 4000, along with a Hawker 900XP and a King Air 350i at Aero India 2011 from Feb. 9-13 at Air Force Station Yelahanka (VOYK) in Bengaluru, India. HBC, along with its regional distributor InterGlobe General Aviation, will participate in the biennial event organized by the Government of India’s Defence Exhibition Organisation in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry.

“Hawker Beechcraft has a long history of selling products into India,” said Dan Keady, HBC vice president, South Asia. “The King Air has been and remains a very good fit for this market. Its great reliability, durability and versatility make it especially well-suited for operations in both the highly developed urban locations of the country and in areas with undeveloped air strips. India’s increasingly important role as a global center for high-tech enterprises also makes it a logical and expanding market for Hawker Beechcraft family of business jets.”

In 2010, HBC certified the Hawker 4000, King Air 350i and C90GTx in India. Due to the expected growth in the region and to better serve its customers, HBC recently appointed Todd Hattaway as Regional Sales Director. He is co-located with HBC’s Field Service Representative Hugh Waud in New Delhi. Further, HBC will open a bonded warehouse in the country and place an additional Field Service Representative in the region in order to meet customer needs.

The flagship of the Hawker line, the composite-fuselage Hawker 4000 is the most advanced super-midsize business jet in the world. It truly sets the standard for quality, performance and value in the super-midsize business jet class of aircraft. Its 3,280 nautical mile non-stop range and cruise speeds up to Mach .84 make it an attractive choice for Indian companies with international business interests. It features a sophisticated composite fuselage, all metal supercritical wing, powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada FADEC-controlled engines and state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus EPIC avionics.

The Hawker 900XP is derived from the best-selling family of midsize business jets in the world—the Hawker 800 series. A long-range workhorse that can carry a full load of passengers and fuel over 2,800 nautical miles, it combines new Honeywell engines with enhanced winglets and a large cabin to provide increased performance, range, efficiency, comfort and unprecedented value.

The King Air 350i delivers exceptional performance and value. Now equipped with Rockwell Collins’ Venue™ cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the new 350i sets the standard for versatility and comfort while delivering unmatched fuel efficiency and the industry’s lowest operating cost per seat mile, making it one of the most environmentally friendly aircraft available.

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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