WICHITA, Kan. (March 29, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS)
today announced that the certified Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is available on Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped King Air C90GTi aircraft. HBS facilities are now taking orders and scheduling aircraft for this new upgrade.
The WAAS installation offers operational flexibility and cost savings associated with direct area navigation routes, which allow for improved access to special use airspace, high traffic and/or terrain challenged airports.
Another benefit of the HBS WAAS installation is greater mission success through the use of WAAS enabled Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) approaches. WAAS/LPV approaches, which are nearly identical to traditional ILS approaches, provide decision heights as low as 200 feet with one-half mile visibility, resulting in improved safety and cost savings associated with the reduction of missed approaches and flights to alternate airports. There are currently more than 1,900 LPV approaches certified and in use in the United States today, with up to 4,000 expected in the coming years.
The HBS King Air C90GTi WAAS upgrade follows the successful launch of Hawker 900XP, 800XP and 750 WAAS installations, which were introduced in 2009. Additional WAAS solutions will be available in the near future for the remaining Pro Line 21 King Air and Premier models, as well as Hawker 400XP / Beechjet 400A product lines equipped with Rockwell Collins AMS-5000.
To schedule a WAAS installation or 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 administration).
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission 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 www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.
Hawker Beechcraft Services Scheduling WAAS/LPV Upgrade on Pro Line 21-Equipped King Air 200/300 Aircraft
Similar to the C90GTi WAAS installation, the HBS King Air 200/300 WAAS upgrade offers operational flexibility.
This installation follows the introduction of the King Air C90GTi and 200/300 upgrades announced earlier this year.
Upgrade is a cooperative effort between Rockwell Collins and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.
The flight is one of the first steps in completing the STC for 1900D operators, providing increased functionality and capability while reducing maintenance costs and decreasing weight.