Hawker Beechcraft Service Facility in Chester Begins Servicing Beechcraft Premier Aircraft

CHESTER, U.K. (Dec. 19, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced that its facility in Chester, U.K., has begun servicing Beechcraft Premier series aircraft. The facility recently received European Aviation Safety Agency repair station ratings. In addition to its long-standing reputation for high-quality support of the Hawker line of products, Chester also recently received approval to service Beechcraft King Air 200 and 300 series aircraft.

“Adding the Premier series to Chester’s service capabilities is just another step in fulfilling our commitment to provide industry-leading service to our growing global customer base across our product lines,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, Global Customer Support. “Premier owners and operators in the region will benefit greatly from the expertise and convenience that our Chester facility offers.”

Chester’s new ratings allow it to perform services on Beechcraft Premier I/IA aircraft, including inspections, maintenance, modifications, AOG support and upgrades. The facility anticipates receiving Federal Aviation Agency ratings by January 2012. In addition, Chester provides unparalleled design, engineering, certification and fabrication capabilities and is highly experienced in complex structural repairs.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Global Customer Support is dedicated to improving the value of Hawker Beechcraft aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase resale value. GCS is comprised of five functional groups that include:

Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers), Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications) and Global Mission Support (government business and special mission maintenance / training support).

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit http://www.hawkerbeechcraft.com/.