Hawker Beechcraft Services Announces Six Orders for G1000 Upgrades on King Air 300/350 Aircraft

Garmin recently received the STC from the FAA for this upgrade, enabling operators of King Air 300/350 aircraft to enjoy the benefits of integrated flight information systems on large, high-definition displays.


WICHITA, Kan. (May 21, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced it has taken orders for six Garmin G1000® fully integrated flight deck installations for the Beechcraft King Air 300/350. Garmin recently received the supplemental type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration for this upgrade (SA01535WI-D), enabling operators of King Air 300/350 aircraft to enjoy the benefits of integrated flight information systems on large, high-definition displays.

With this STC, the G1000 upgrade is now available at HBS facilities for a wide range of models in the world’s best-selling line of turboprops: King Air C90, 200, B200, 300 and 350 models.

“The G1000 is a very popular upgrade for operators of our King Air aircraft,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “We have seen considerable interest from customers and we expect to see much more now that the STC for the King Air 300/350 is finalized. Our HBS facilities have completed numerous King Air 90 and 200 installations and we look forward to additional King Air 350 projects.”

The G1000 retrofit suite integrates all primary flight, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic, radio frequency, engine and fuel data readouts on large-format, high-definition LCDs. The cockpit layout features a central 15" multi-function display, flanked by 10.4" primary flight displays at the pilot and copilot positions. Standard features include WAAS-certified GPS navigation, dual integrated solid-state Attitude and Heading Reference Systems and dual integrated RVSM-capable digital air data computers. In addition, the King Air G1000 suite comes standard with GWX68™ digital color radar and GFC 700, a 3-axis, fully digital, dual channel Automatic Flight Control System.

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) is dedicated to improving the value of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation aircraft by employing products and services to simplify aircraft ownership, reduce operating cost and increase resale value. GCS is comprised of five functional groups that include Support Plus (cost predictability/warranty programs), Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (genuine factory parts), Hawker Beechcraft Services (factory-owned service centers), Technical Support (Field Support Representatives, Hot Line specialists and Technical Publications) and Global Mission Support (government business and special mission maintenance / training support).

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack 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 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.

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