WICHITA, Kan. (July 30, 2007) - Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC), the world's leading business, special mission and trainer aircraft manufacturer, has appointed Jet Aviation in Dusseldorf, Germany as an authorized service center (ASC) for Hawker 800-series aircraft.
"Jet Aviation has been an ASC for many years supporting the Beechcraft King Air, Beechjet and more recently the Beechcraft Premier," said Steve Porte, vice president, International Support. "The quality of support they provide and the growing Hawker fleet in Europe prompted our decision to add the Hawker 800-series rating."
"Our Dusseldorf MRO team has achieved an excellent reputation for Hawker 800 maintenance work over the last few years and I am, therefore, very proud that the aircraft has now been added to our overall Hawker service center status," says Johannes Turzer, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Germany. He adds, "There are more and more Hawker 800 operators in our region and I am confident that we can give them the premium quality support they need."
Jet Aviation Dusseldorf was founded in 1975 and is also the headquarters of the two additional German Jet Aviation MRO stations in Hannover and Kassel. The facility provides the full range of maintenance, repair and overhaul, avionics, refurbishment and FBO services and has three hangars totaling 6,400 square meters (66,100 square feet). The company has been a Beechcraft service center for more than two decades for the King Air 1900, the Beechcraft series and lately the Premier I, and has also performed maintenance work on Hawker 400XP and 800. Jet Aviation Dusseldorf holds an EASA Part 145 (# EASA 145.0011) as well as a FAA (#J7QY399Y) repair station approval.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is the world's leading business, special-mission and trainer aircraft manufacturer – 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; and Chester, England, U.K. The company leads the industry with a global network of over 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers.