This year, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) is celebrating its 15th year of partnership with Líder Aviação, its authorized distributor in Brazil. During this time, HBC’s family of turboprop and piston-engine aircraft has maintained a strong share of the marketplace in Latin America, especially in Brazil. For example, throughout the past three years, Latin America accounted for 22 percent of HBC’s King Air, Baron and Bonanza sales, with Brazil accounting for half of those transactions. Líder has been responsible for 58 percent of those piston-engine aircraft and turboprop sales during that same three-year period.
“We have a strong relationship with Líder and our products have done extremely well in this region thanks to their continued efforts,” said Keith Nadolski, HBC president, Beechcraft Americas. “They have a great record as representatives of our products in Brazil, which is a highly competitive marketplace for general aviation products.”
Líder Aviação offers aircraft sales, maintenance, aviation insurance, flight simulator training and a pilot training center. It operates a fleet of over 70 aircraft and has facilities at more than 20 airports in Brazil. The company currently employs more than 1,500 employees.
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.