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Hawker Beechcraft Corp. takes advantage of growth in the Asia-Pacific Region

Feb. 14, 2008, Hong Kong- Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announces several key milestones toward continued growth within the Asia-Pacific region.


February 14, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Feb. 14, 2008, Hong Kong- Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC), the world’s leading business, special-mission and trainer aircraft manufacturer, announces several key milestones toward continued growth within the Asia-Pacific region.
 
“The international customer segment for Hawker Beechcraft aircraft continues to grow and the Asia-Pacific region is no exception,” said Dan Keady, Hawker Beechcraft divisional vice president for sales in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. “The recent introduction of five new aircraft has had a tremendous impact on sales, and the opening of our sales office in Singapore makes it convenient for our customers to do business with us in the region.”
 
Some recent milestones in the Asia-Pacific region include:
–       Avion Pacific has upgraded from an authorized Hawker Beechcraft sales representative to a master dealer. This includes a new order for one Beechcraft Bonanza G36 and one Beechcraft King Air B200GT in addition to their previously placed order for two Hawker 4000s, two Hawker 900XPs and two Hawker 750s.  
–      Jet Asia Limited has ordered six of the company’s newest jets – two Hawker 900XPs and four Hawker 750s. The aircraft will be used in support of Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, a casino company owned by Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau, and to further develop the explosive Asian jet charter market. The two Hawker 900XPs entered service late last year.
–      Hainan Airlines Company Group Limited’s subsidiary Deer Jet ordered a Hawker 900XP and a Hawker 850XP last year, and the Hawker 850XP was delivered in December 2007. This long-time customer already has four Hawker 800XPs and one Hawker 850XP. They also manage a Hawker 850XP for Hangzhou Daoyuan Chemical Fibre Company.
–      HBC recently promoted Jason Liao to regional vice president of sales. Liao is based in Beijing with a territory that includes Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Macau, Mongolia and Taiwan.

Other recent Asia-Pacific Type Certifications include:

o        The Hawker 900XP in Australia, Macau, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and United Arab               Emirates.
o        The Hawker 850XP in China.
o        The Hawker 400XP in Taiwan.
o        The Beechcraft Premier IA in Indonesia.
o        The Beechcraft King Air B200GT will complete Australian certification soon and is                   currently pursuing South African certification.
 
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is the world’s leading business, special-mission and trainer aircraft manufacturer – 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.; and Chester, England, U.K. The company leads the industry with a global network of over 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com .
 

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