EADS SECA is Selected by Hawker Beechcraft as Engine Service Provider

GONESSE, France (May 4, 2010) – EADS SECA has been selected by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) to serve as its preferred turbine engine maintenance service provider for Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. EADS SECA is one of Europe’s foremost engine Maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities. SECA is fully authorized by Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell to provide all levels of engine maintenance on PT6, TFE731 and PW300 engine models that power virtually all active Hawker and King Air aircraft models.

SECA is located in Gonesse, France (adjacent to Le Bourget Airport and in close proximity to Charles De Gaulle Airport). SECA’s geographic position at one of Europe’s top destinations, coupled with its service authorizations, uniquely positions SECA to ideally serve HBC’s European customers.

SECA also has significant Mobile Repair Team (MRT) capabilities available to dispatch at a moment’s notice to any destination in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa. SECA’s MRT capabilities are an excellent compliment to HBC’s owned and authorized service center network.

SECA and HBC will closely coordinate customer needs to ensure their engine maintenance needs are met at an HBC authorized service site or by delivering expert maintenance assistance to even the most remote operator’s site. “EADS SECA's is very proud of HBC’s selection of SECA as their service partner and looks forward toward applying our long-standing expertise in aircraft engine maintenance and world class customer support toward the benefit of Hawker and King Air operators. We are committed to support each and every Hawker and King Air customer with the highest standards of quality and service and look forward to enhancing the customer experience via our comprehensive service offerings” says Fabrice DUMAS, Chief Executive Officer.

EADS SECA is a major leader in aero-engine maintenance both on business and regional aviation market and licensed to perform all levels of scheduled and unscheduled engine maintenance by both manufacturers, including the full range of required service from line to hot section inspections, major periodic checks to engine overhauls, and core zone inspections. EADS SECA is an entity of EADS SOGERMA, a fully owned subsidiary of EADS Group a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. For more information, visit www.seca.eads.net