Hawker Beechcraft Expands Support Despite Economic Woes

 - May 16, 2012, 1:43 PM

Hawker Beechcraft, currently in bankruptcy protection, continues to expand its global footprint. The OEM’s Global Customer Support (GCS) has appointed EASA Part 145-approved Gama Support Services at Farnborough Airport, UK, to its worldwide network of limited service centers to support the King Air 200, 250, 300 and 350 and the Premier business jet. In addition, Gama Support Services will support the Baron and Bonanza as an authorized service center.

GCS also announced it has appointed Harrods Aviation at Luton Airport as a limited service center to support the Hawker 750, 800, 800XP, 850XP and 900XP. Harrods Aviation also has a facility at Stansted Airport; both offer aircraft maintenance and engineering.

With an eye toward increasing its presence in India, GCS is opening a new parts and distribution warehouse in Bengaluru. It is a significant region for the OEM, which claims a nearly 60-percent share of the turbine market, including 83 percent of the turboprop fleet. GCS has signed an agreement with Airworks India Engineering to operate the new facility.