HBC Nabs Two Speed Records
The National Aeronautics Association honored Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (HBC) here on Tuesday for two world speed records, accomplished on flights earlier this year in the company’s flagship Hawker 4000 and in a Beechcraft Premier IA. Both record flights took place in May en route to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva. The Hawker 4000 set its record between Farmingdale, N.Y., and Shannon, Ireland, with HBC v-p of flight operations Bob Blouin and senior demonstration captain Mark Danin flying. The Premier IA’s record was between Chester, UK, and Geneva, with legendary astronaut Robert “Hoot” Gibson at the controls.