Hawker Beechcraft Services Signs Inaugural Customer for Garmin G1000 Upgrade on King Air 300/350 Aircraft

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Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced that it has received a letter of intent (LOI) for the inaugural King Air 350 Garmin G1000 upgrade. Standridge Color Corporation of Social Circle, Ga., signed the LOI during the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta. HBS is taking pre-orders with installations scheduled to begin upon completion of Garmin’s Supplemental Type Certificate, which is expected in mid-2011.

“This G1000 upgrade will enhance the situational awareness, redundancy and overall navigational capability of our early King Air 350 aircraft with first generation Electronic Flight Information Systems,” said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. “This order is a great example of the effectiveness of our Global Customer Support booth and staff at this year’s NBAA and the solutions we are providing to our customers.”

Standridge Color Corp. owns several Hawker Beechcraft products, including two King Air E90s, a Baron G58 and a King Air 350. Standridge is an international company that specializes in plastics and color compounding.

“We selected HBS for the upgrade because its Fulton County avionics shop is a first-class operation with a very knowledgeable team,” said Donald Young, Air Transportation, Standridge Color Corp. “We’ve completed numerous upgrades there and appreciate the great quality and service they provide.”

HBS also offers the G1000 upgrade for King Air C90 and B200 owners and operators. 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).

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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