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First customer for Beechcraft 1900 upgrade

Oct. 26, 2009 – Orlando – Hawker Beechcraft Services has announced it has reached an agreement with Raytheon Airline Aviation Services (RAAS) to upgrade its Beechcraft 1900D demonstrator with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System (IDS).


October 26, 2009
By Administrator

Oct. 26, 2009 – Orlando – Hawker Beechcraft Services has announced that it has reached an agreement with Raytheon
Airline Aviation Services (RAAS) to upgrade its Beechcraft 1900D
demonstrator with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Integrated Display
System (IDS). This marks the first customer for this upgrade through
HBS. 
 
“We are happy to support 1900D operators by enhancing the useful life
of this workhorse aircraft,” said Christi Tannahill, vice president,
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Service and Support. “We expect the
improved reliability and operating cost benefits of this upgrade to
positively impact the bottom line of 1900D operators worldwide for many
years to come.”
 
Available for viewing at the NBAA Static Display, the RAAS demonstrator
is uniquely outfitted to exhibit the 1900D’s multi-mission capability
to perform air ambulance, corporate shuttle and regional transport.
RAAS, who specializes in marketing Beechcraft 1900 aircraft to regional
airline, freight and corporate operators, will feature the HBS IDS
upgrade in its world-tour demonstration aircraft after installation
next year.
 
Announced at the Beechcraft 1900 Operators Conference in Wichita last
month, the HBS IDS upgrade is designed to significantly improve 1900D
reliability and reduce operating cost by replacing legacy avionics
equipment with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 video capable Adaptive
Flight Displays, dual Attitude Heading Reference Systems, and an
electronic Engine Indication System. In addition, the RAAS demonstrator
will be upgraded with a Rockwell Collins Integrated Flight Information
System, a model 850 Weather Radar, dual air data computers, dual APS-65
Autopilots, a Rockwell Collins TCAS II 4000 and dual Garmin model
GNS-400 WAAS enabled Navigators.
 
For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraftservices.com or e-mail hbs_salessupport@hawkerbeechcraft.com.