LABACE Convention News

Hawker Beechcraft Focused on Brazil

 - August 16, 2012, 11:10 AM

With an eye on Brazil as “a key market for the entire Hawker Beechcraft line,” the Wichita, Kan.-based aircraft manufacturer is a major presence at LABACE this year, bringing six of its most popular aircraft.

In cooperation with its regional distributor, Lider Aviação, the manufacturer brought to the static line the super-midsize Hawker 4000, the midsize Hawker 900XP, three King Air models (the 350ER, 250 and C90GTx) and the Beech Baron G58.

“Brazil has become a key market for the entire Hawker Beechcraft product line, and is now the company’s second-largest market in terms of sales outside the United States,” said Richard Emery, HBC president for the Americas. “LABACE is an important event in world aviation and has gained increasing importance in our company’s strategy in the Latin America region.”

Brazil’s business aviation fleet includes more than 1,200 business turboprop and jet aircraft and, according to HBC, “nearly 40 percent of these aircraft are Hawker Beechcraft products.”

Partner Lider Aviação is a leader provider of aviation services in Brazil, from aircraft sales and charter to maintenance and FBO handling. The company has been a distribution arm for Hawker Beechcraft since 1995 and provides HBC aircraft service and support.