WICHITA, Kan. (July 22, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced it will feature its entire lineup of commercial Beechcraft products at the 2011 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture, July 25-31, in Oshkosh, Wis. The company’s exhibit will include the show debut of the new King Air 250 along with a Premier IA, King Air 350i, King Air C90GTx, Baron G58 and Bonanza G36 located in static display area 322-345. In addition, a Beechcraft Bonanza configured with the company’s new aftermarket XTRA upgrade package will also be on display at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) booth #465.
“We look forward to bringing our entire lineup of Beechcraft products back to Oshkosh this year,” said Keith Nadolski, HBC president, Beechcraft Americas. “This continues to be a great venue to showcase the superior performance and craftsmanship of our always-evolving aircraft that have been at the forefront of general aviation for almost 80 years.”
New this year, HBC will have Beechcraft apparel and novelty merchandise available for purchase at its Hangar Store merchandise tent. “The Barnstormer and The Lady”, a novel by Dennis Farney that details the history of American aviation as led by aviation legends Walter and Olive Ann Beech, will also be on sale at the Hangar Store tent, with book signings Monday through Wednesday with Mary Lynn Oliver, daughter of Walter and Olive Ann.
Encompassing performance, technology and value, the following aircraft will be on display:
• Premier IA – Truly an advanced technology light jet, the Premier IA offers customers an industry-leading combination of speed, cabin size and efficiency. With its single-pilot certification, advanced composite construction, seven-passenger seating and a top cruise speed of more than 500 miles per hour, the Premier IA offers the ultimate in operational flexibility. It sets the industry standard for being both a true “pilot’s airplane” and a serious business tool.
• King Air 350i – Now equipped with the Rockwell Collins Venue™ cabin management system and state-of-the-art Beechcraft FlexCabin capability, the King Air 350i sets the standard in cabin comfort, business capability, in-flight productivity and entertainment. It delivers unmatched fuel efficiency and the lowest operating cost per seat mile, making it the greenest aircraft in its class. The King Air 350i is the perfect addition to any corporate fleet.
• King Air 250 – Building on a reputation of proven performance, the next-generation Beechcraft King Air 250 features composite winglets and lightweight composite propellers, delivering improved runway performance, range, speed and enhanced climb. Passengers travel in quintessential King Air comfort, easily moving about in the spacious square-oval cabin over long-distance journeys. The King Air 250 further defines mission reliability with a ram air recovery system that maintains peak performance when the anti-icing system is activated, resulting in a high-performance, all-weather aircraft.
• King Air C90GTx – Key enhancements to the King Air C90GTx include an increase in gross weight and the addition of composite winglets, which improve climb performance and further increase fuel efficiency. Featuring a cabin 50 percent larger than some very light jets, the C90GTx seats up to seven passengers in its famed squared-oval design, allowing greater passenger comfort. It includes an in-flight accessible, heated and pressurized baggage storage area along with a private aft lavatory as standard.
In partnership with its regional distributor, the company is displaying a Beechcraft Premier IA, King Air 350i, King Air C90GTx, Baron and Bonanza at the Friedrichshafen Airport.
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The Beechcraft King Air 250 features composite winglets and lightweight composite propellers, delivering improved runway performance, range, speed, and enhanced climb.
It will display its entire commercial product lineup at the 2011 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) May 17-19 in Geneva, Switzerland.