Hawker Beechcraft Opens Dubai Office

 - November 16, 2011, 12:45 PM

Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) has opened an expanded office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) staffed with six employees–a tech rep and five sales, contract and administrative personnel. The field tech rep will coordinate maintenance with ExecuJet in Dubai, Arabasco in Jeddah and Alkon in Cairo. “The boom in business in the Middle East in recent decades has given birth to a new generation of businessmen and companies that have operations in an increasing number of countries across the world. As a result they have been looking for the most efficient and reliable methods of business transport. We have also seen a demographic change from larger jet markets to smaller jets and turboprops. We view the Middle East as one of our most important growth markets globally and we expect this to remain the case as the Arab nations continue to grow in importance in the global economy,” Sean McGeough, HBC president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, told AIN. According to McGeough, HBC has more than 100 Hawker Beech aircraft are based in the region. The opening of Hawker Beechcraft’s Dubai office comes shortly after the launch of its new parts distribution center in Dubai.