Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (Booth No. 947) announced it will begin offering satellite monitoring for the Hawker 750, 800XP, 850XP and 900XP.
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Forecast demand for executive charter flights has softened slightly for the second consecutive month, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode. As of August 31, the demand index produced by the Sweden-based group was 93.07, slightly more than 17 points down from where it had stood 30 days earlier. However, this was still almost 32 points above the 61.36 demand index recorded a year earlier.
Hawker Beechcraft recorded an operating loss of $20.7 million in the second quarter, bringing first-half losses to $45.8 million. Second-quarter net sales at the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer fell $177 million year-over-year, to $639.3 million.
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Coming together yesterday at the show with a model of the Honeywell TFE731-50R–the enhanced performance engine that will help make the new Hawker 800XPR a substantial upgrade–were (l to r): Tim Mahoney, president and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace; Shawn Vick, Hawker Beechcraft Corp.
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Demand for charter flights picked up during April, with the demand index generated by online charter portal Avinode standing at 117.86 on April 30, some 40 points up from the end of March, when the index stood at 77.21. The April 30 index was also almost 30 points up from the same day last year when it stood at 88.57. Charter rates have also shown some increases.
Hawker Beechcraft had a busy start to EBACE 2010 yesterday, packing its massive static display here in Geneva with new customers. Then, while the delivery presentation was under way, it finally received European certification for its flagship Hawker 4000 before announcing both a new derivative product and a European partnership.