Hawker Beechcraft lands major order

 - May 31, 2007, 6:08 AM

The newly formed Hawker Beechcraft announced its first fleet sale at EBACE in Geneva last month. NetJets Europe signed a contract for the purchase of 32 Hawker 4000 super-midsize jets. Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to begin next year and continue through 2016. The value of the contract, which includes maintenance, is more than $700 million. NetJets Europe plans to outfit its Hawker 4000s with eight seats in a double-club configuration and always to carry a flight attendant. With its current fleet of 53 Hawkers, NetJets Europe is the largest operator of Hawker Beechcraft aircraft on the continent–and it has eight more Hawkers scheduled for delivery this year.