Hawker Beechcraft has delivered the first four of 15 Beechcraft T-6A military trainers scheduled to go to the Iraqi air force under the terms of a pair of contracts signed last August and September, the company announced here yesterday. Plans call for the air force to take delivery of the rest of the aircraft in the first and fourth quarters of this year.
Beechcraft Super King Air
PPG Aerospace (Stand E83) is offering visitors live demos of its Alteos interactive window system, an electrochromic shade that replaces manual or electromechanical pull-down models. The system, just certified on the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350i business aircraft, is to fly soon on the Boeing 787 airliner.
Hawker Beechcraft is establishing a new sales and customer support team in this part of the world. The U.S. manufacturer has recruited former Asia Jet CEO Justin Firestone as its new president for the AsiaPacific region. Firestone will continue to be based in Hong Kong and will lead a network of staff extending in Beijing, Singapore and Australia.
Hawker Beechcraft last month announced it received FAA and EASA type certification for the latest King Air variant in December. Equipped with a newly designed passenger interior styled after the company’s Premier 1A, the 350i
Hawker Beechcraft announced only yesterday that it received FAA and EASA type certification for the latest King Air variant more than a month ago. Equipped with a new passenger interior styled after that of the company’s Premier 1A, the 350i is now the quietest of all King Airs, according to the airframer, with cabin sound levels reduced to an average of 78 dBA by extensive soundproofing.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Greer, S.C., Nov. 9, 2009–The King Air was substantially damaged after it lost engine power and crashed short of the runway at Greenville Spartanburg International Airport. The twin turboprop was in Greer for a maintenance inspection. Following a ground engine run, the aircraft was taken for a flight in the local traffic pattern.
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Around the time of the last Dubai Airshow in November 2007, the prospect of getting into the Middle East’s burgeoning business aviation market must have seemed like a license to print money.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air B200, Hayward, Calif., Sept. 16, 2009–The turboprop twin crashed during initial climb after takeoff from Hayward Executive Airport. According to the pilot, who was uninjured in the accident, the King Air began to veer uncontrollably to the left while still “very close to the ground.” As the aircraft was losing altitude, the pilot lowered the nose and made a gear-up landing with the wings level.