Boisture Replaces Schuster at HBC

 - March 30, 2009, 4:59 AM

Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) tapped industry veteran Bill Boisture Jr. as its new chairman and CEO. He succeeds Jim Schuster, who announced his pending retirement in November after eight years at the helm of the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer. Boisture’s high-profile business aviation career includes turns as president of fractional provider NetJets and aircraft manufacturers Gulfstream and Hawker predecessor British Aerospace Corporate Jets. He was also chairman and CEO of Butler Aviation, the forerunner of Signature Flight Support. Most recently, he was the president of aircraft lessor Intrepid Aviation and served as a senior aerospace advisor at the Carlyle Group.