WICHITA, Kan. (June 7, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced it is taking orders and scheduling Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) upgrades on Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped King Air 200/300 aircraft. This installation closely follows the introduction of the King Air C90GTi upgrade announced in March.
Similar to the C90GTi WAAS installation, the HBS King Air 200/300 WAAS upgrade offers operational flexibility and cost savings associated with direct and curved area navigation (RNAV) routes. WAAS RNAV offers improved access to special use airspace, high traffic and/or terrain challenged airports.
The HBS WAAS installation offers greater mission success through the use of WAAS enabled Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approaches. There are currently more than 1,900 LPV approaches certified and in use today. WAAS LPV approaches provide decision heights as low as 200 feet with one half mile visibility. The result is improved safety and cost savings associated with the reduction of missed approaches and flights to alternate airports.
WAAS upgrades for the Premier IA and Hawker 400XP/Beechjet 400A are nearing completion and expected by the third quarter of this year. For more information visit www.hawkerbeechcraftservices.com.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is dedicated to improving the value of HBC aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase re-sale value. GCS is comprised of four functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers) and Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications).