GENEVA, Switzerland (May 21, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced it has delivered a new Beechcraft Baron G58 twin-engine piston to SaxonAir of Norwich, United Kingdom. Beechcraft delivered the aircraft during this week’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
GENEVA, Switzerland (May 21, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced that it has named Gama Support Services at Farnborough Airport, United Kingdom, a fully authorized service center for all Beechcraft products. Previously, Gama was a member of the company’s Global Customer Support network as an ASC for Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza and a limited service center for Beechcraft King Air products.
GENEVA, Switzerland (May 21, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced the appointment of Kingsley Okoli as regional sales director for Beechcraft products in Sub-Saharan Africa. He will be based in Nigeria. Okoli spent 13 years in the United States Air Force, including work that involved the West Africa region and the Nigerian Air Force.
GENEVA, Switzerland (May 20, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation said today that the Special Mission King Air 350ER demonstrator aircraft at its European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) static exhibit this week is in the midst of a worldwide tour to showcase the King Air’s unique special mission capabilities. During the yearlong tour, the aircraft is scheduled to visit more than 15 countries on six continents, and will fly an estimated 80,000 miles.
GENEVA, Switzerland (May 20, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced the start of flight tests for the winglet component of its Hawker 400XPR upgrade program. Conforming flight tests with the winglets began this month as the program continues its certification and flight testing efforts.
GENEVA, Switzerland (May 20, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation’s Global Customer Support organization today announced its factory-owned Hawker Beechcraft Services facilities are now authorized installation centers for the CenTex HALO 250 gross weight increase modification for Beechcraft King Air 200 aircraft.
WICHITA, Kansas (May 16, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced it has scheduled its full lineup of turboprop and piston business aircraft for the 2013 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) May 21-23 in Geneva, Switzerland. Earlier this month the newly restructured company announced first quarter deliveries of 59 Beechcraft aircraft, up from 37 units during the same period of 2012, and the highest booking rate the business has seen in the past three years.
WICHITA, Kan. (May 10, 2013) – Beechcraft Defense Company today announced it has signed a contract with the U.S. Air Force for the production of 35 T-6 training aircraft, with an option for two additional aircraft. The contract represents the 19th production lot of T-6 aircraft ordered by the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy as part of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) procurement program, launched in the late 1990s.
WICHITA, Kan. (May 8, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced a strong first quarter in reporting its delivery data to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. The company reported a total of 59 Beechcraft deliveries, along with the delivery of its final six remaining Hawker 4000 units. In comparison, the company delivered 37 Beechcraft units during the first quarter of 2012.
WICHITA, Kan. (April 23, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation is emphasizing its role as a leader in the European business aviation market, particularly in Germany, by displaying five aircraft at AERO Friedrichshafen April 24-27. In Germany – home of Europe’s largest business aircraft fleet – King Airs own a market-leading 37 percent share of the business turboprop market.