Hawker

July 28, 2009 - 9:32am

MxPro, a training partnership between FlightSafety International and Hawker Beechcraft, incorporates both academic and hands-on situational training for maintenance professionals. “Our goal is to develop a program that will enhance
the technicians’ ability to troubleshoot and repair aircraft quickly while minimizing down time,” said Bill Brown, president of Hawker Beechcraft global customer service and support.

June 10, 2009 - 1:23pm

Hawker Beechcraft has developed a maintenance training program, in partnership with FlightSafety International, for its product lines. The new MxPro program incorporates both academic and hands-on training. It immerses technicians in a learning environment specifically designed to replicate real-life service issues and events.

June 2, 2009 - 6:41am

With layoffs, furloughs, production cutbacks and cost controls, the industry is adjusting to the stress of the recession and the reduced demand for business aircraft.

Despite a rising stock market, a decline in new unemployment filings and other signs that the economy is recovering, the business aviation market is still bouncing along the rocky bottom, according to some analysts.

May 11, 2009 - 12:52am

Rizon Jet, the Arabian Gulf-based aircraft charter and management group, is looking to bridge the European and Middle Eastern markets by establishing new bases at the Qatari capital Doha and London’s Biggin Hill Airport. The company, which originally aspired to a low-cost, light jet business model, is focusing on the higher end of the charter sector.

April 16, 2009 - 11:17am

Hawker Beechcraft this morning reported $537.6 million in net sales in the first quarter, a decrease of $38.9 million from the year-ago time frame, but net after-tax income increased to $66.9 million, compared with a net after-tax loss of $31.3 million in the first three months of last year.

February 17, 2009 - 11:06am

Hawker Beechcraft reported net sales of $3.5 billion and operating income of $135.5 million last year, though it also posted a net after-tax loss of $139.9 million. Net bookings for the year were $4.8 billion and year-end backlog was $7.6 billion.

December 1, 2008 - 5:47am

Acknowledging the reality of today’s economic situation, aircraft manufacturers Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft have announced workforce reductions and revised delivery schedules. Avionics maker Rockwell Collins has also announced layoffs.

November 15, 2008 - 6:15am

Despite Hawker Beechcraft announcement earlier this month that it is to lay off 5 percent of its workforce in the face of the global economic slowdown, executives with the U.S. manufacturer here at the MEBA show say the Middle East remains one of the few remaining bright spots for airplane sales. This is why it recently opened a new sales office in Dubai.

October 31, 2008 - 6:22am

Hawker Beechcraft announced the upgraded Hawker 450XP, featuring new engines, fadec-controlled Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535Ds that are 10 percent more fuel efficient than the 400XP’s JT15Ds and offer a 5,000-hour TBO. Avionics are Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21, and the cabin features Rockwell’s Venue entertainment/management system.

October 7, 2008 - 3:15pm

Marking one of the few large orders announced at NBAA’08, Brazil-based Lider Signatures, a Hawker Beechcraft dealer and authorized service center since 1996, has placed an order with the Wichita OEM for 23 aircraft worth approximately $200 million. Lider CEO Eduardo de Pereira Vaz signed and sealed the contract here yesterday with Brad Hatt, president of commercial sales for Hawker Beech.

 
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