Lion Air Orders Two Hawkers

 - February 14, 2012, 7:45 PM
Lion Air announced the purchase of two Hawker Beechcraft Hawker 900XPs at the Singapore Airshow. Photo by David McIntosh.

Hawker Beechcraft has sold a pair of Hawker 900XP midsize business jets to Jakarta, Indonesia-based Lion Air, with options for two more. The airline says it intends to use the jets to meet growing demand for executive charter services throughout Asia. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in the second and third quarters of this year.

Indonesia, in particular, is a rising regional hotspot thanks to the growth in personal wealth in the country. “Our fleet is continuing to grow in the region,” Dan Keady, Hawker Beechcraft’s vice president for Asia and India, told AIN. “We are seeing a lot of requests for our 900XP and Hawker 4000 products. The biggest limitation we can see is the [low] number of operators with aircraft operating certificates.”

Hawker Beechcraft also announced at the Singapore Airshow that it has added MedAire services to its SupportPlus service plan for all new aircraft that enroll in SupportPlus. This program is in addition to the current MedAire offering the OEM provides to new aircraft owners.

SupportPlus is HBC’s maintenance and parts service plan. Owners will receive an additional four years of Medaire membership, recurrent training vouchers and refurbishment of their aircraft first-aid kit on an annual basis.