WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 14, 2013) – Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) today announced its seven U.S. factory-owned service centers have received the prestigious Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Maintenance Technician Program. The HBS maintenance centers including Tampa, Fla.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wilmington, Del.; Wichita, Kan.; Houston, Texas; and two facilities in Atlanta, Ga., met the requirements for the FAA’s highest distinction for excellence in aircraft maintenance training.
“With the highest quality of maintenance training, full factory engineering support and focused Hawker and Beechcraft expertise, no one can take better care of our airplanes than the HBS team,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “Our owners and operators can rely on HBS to provide them with the finest network of aircraft maintenance facilities in the industry.”
To achieve the prestigious Diamond Award, a facility must have 100 percent of its employees participating in the FAA’s Maintenance Technician Program. Individuals can receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. The awards are based on the number of hours of FAA-approved aviation maintenance training received throughout the year.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Global Customer Support is dedicated to improving the value of Hawker Beechcraft 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 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 90 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.