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Hawker Pacific launches Live Parts Search portal to enhance customer experience

Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Live Parts Search portal for customers.

The Live Parts Search portal provides customers with direct 24/7 access to Hawker Pacific’s extensive parts inventory warehouses located in Sydney, Darwin and Hong Kong.

In addition, the Live Parts Search portal enables comparison of alternative part options, and the ability to request for quote multiple part lines in a simple and user friendly format. It can be access directly at www.livepartssearch.com or through the Hawker Pacific website.

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Hawker Pacific appointed sales representative for Cessna piston aircraft throughout Australia

Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has been appointed the authorized sales representative of Cessna piston aircraft in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania by Textron Aviation.

Hawker Pacific added Textron Aviation sales and support to its suite of capabilities in 2015. Previously Hawker Pacific represented the Cessna piston products only in New South Wales, Queensland and Northern Territory.

This appointment now positions Hawker Pacific as a sales representative of the complete Cessna product lineup throughout Australia.

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Hawker Pacific Asia appointed as Authorised Service Centre for Embraer’s ERJ 135 and ERJ 145

SINGAPORE, April 4, 2017 – Embraer has appointed Hawker Pacific Asia in Singapore as an Authorised Service Centre (ASC) for commercial jets in the Asia Pacific region. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility located at Seletar Aerospace Park will provide line and base maintenance support up to C-level inspections for Embraer’s ERJ 135 and ERJ 145 range of commercial jets.

“The establishment of Hawker Pacific Asia as our authorised service centre in Singapore is part of our plan to grow our commercial aviation MRO footprint to support the growing fleet of commercial aircraft in the Asia Pacific region” said Augustine Tai, director for Embraer Services & Support in Asia Pacific. “Asia Pacific is a very important market for us and we will continue to enhance our services and support network in meeting the growing expectations of our expanding customer base.”

"Hawker Pacific Asia is honoured to be appointed an EASC for the ERJ 135 and ERJ 145, and we are committed to providing excellent service with exemplary safety standards to support Embraer’s fleet of aircraft in the region,” said Louis Leong, vice president of Hawker Pacific Asia.

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Cessna Citation Latitude on display at Avalon

Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to be demonstrating a new Cessna Citation Latitude at the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport in Melbourne this week.

Since entering the market in August 2015 the Cessna Citation Latitude has quickly become one of the world’s best-selling business jets and is the leader in the midsize segment with more deliveries in 2016 than any other aircraft in its category.

Commenting on the Cessna Citation Latitude, Tony Jones from Hawker Pacific said, “The Citation Latitude will be on display at Avalon as an introduction to the new generation of Cessna Citation large cabin aircraft with the larger, Citation Longitude, completing certification this year and Citation Hemisphere, coming in 2019. This new generation of Cessna Citation aircraft provides a perfect solution for customers wanting a larger cabin experience with the range to cover the distances in Australia, across the region and internationally.

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Hawker Pacific confirms certification of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Australia

Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to confirm the highly anticipated Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification of the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopter.

The milestone makes Australia the first country to be awarded certification for the Bell 505 following the initial type certificate being issued in Canada.

Hawker Pacific is the proud sales representative of Bell Helicopter in the Pacific and Middle East. With Hawker Pacific’s experience and the professional attention from Australia’s regulatory body, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the Bell 505 achieved the first ever foreign certification here in Australia.

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Hawker Pacific announces lineup for Avalon 2017

Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to announce a strong presence at the Australian International Airshow this year with a stellar lineup of aircraft on static display. The company is looking to showcase its experience and capability as a comprehensive aviation solutions provider.

Hawker Pacific has confirmed it will showcase a number of aircraft at Avalon Airshow this year including a Cessna Citation Latitude, Cessna Caravan, Cessna TTX, Cessna 182, Beechcraft King Air C90GTx, a Beechcraft Bonanza G36 celebrating its 70th Anniversary and Bell 407GX Helicopter. Hawker Pacific will also be showcasing a Diamond Aircraft DA40NG and a Diamond DA62, the latest of the Diamond twin engine aircraft range.

Hawker Pacific CEO, Alan Smith, says Avalon Airshow is the perfect platform for the company to showcase its extensive product and service offering to the aviation industry.“Hawker Pacific has proudly served the Australasian aviation sector for over 35 years, and Avalon Airshow is an important event for us and the industry. 

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Hawker Pacific annouces acquisition of Adagold FBO

Hawker Pacific announces acquisition of Adagold FBO Operations in Brisbane and Cairns

Hawker Pacific announces acquisition of Adagold's Fixed Base Operations in Cairns and BrisbaneAcquisition to strategically position Hawker Pacific for growth opportunities in Queensland

Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has today announced the acquisition of Adagold’s Fixed Base Operations (FBO) in Brisbane and Cairns.

The two acquired FBO operations have been operating under the Hawker Pacific brand since 24th January 2017. In Brisbane Hawker Pacific will operate from both its existing FBO facility and from the newly acquired FBO in the General Aviation precinct, providing unique access opportunities for customers.

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Hawker Pacific Maintenance Provider for Team 21

Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd is proud to announce that it has signed a major contract with Pilatus Aircraft Ltd for the maintenance support of 49 Australian Defence Force (ADF) PC-21 training aircraft under Project Air 5428. This contract signing is a significant component of the “Team 21” delivery of the new ADF Pilot Training System partnership between Lockheed Martin, Pilatus and Hawker Pacific.

Under the contract with Pilatus, Hawker Pacific will provide aircraft maintenance and related services to the ADF under a highly efficient, commercial best practice, performance-based contract. Hawker Pacific’s Government Business unit will manage the contract from Sale in Gippsland Victoria, which will in turn manage the performance of aircraft maintenance activities across four locations in four states – at RAAF Bases East Sale, Pearce, Edinburgh and Williamtown.

The contract builds upon the highly successful Team 21 Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Basic Wings Course (BWC), PC-21 pilot training program at RAAF Base Pearce in Western Australia, which was established in 2007.

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Hawker Pacific recognised for excellence by New Zealand Defence Force

Hawker Pacific, a market leader in integrated civil and military aircraft sales and product support in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has been awarded the New Zealand Minister of Defence Award for Excellence in Auckland.

This marks the third year Hawker Pacific's New Zealand team has been nominated for the prestigious award. Hawker Pacific was recognised as a finalist in 2015 and this year the company came out on top.

Hawker Pacific was awarded a 5-year ‘turnkey’ performance based contract with the New Zealand Defence Force in 2012, to supply and provide maintenance support for four King Air B200 aircraft to 42 Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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Hawker Pacific Acquires Aeromil Pacific

Sydney — August 7, 2015 — Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd and Aeromil Pacific Pty Ltd, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Hawker Pacific has acquired Aeromil Pacific for an undisclosed amount.  

Aeromil Pacific, established in 1980, is one of the largest and most successful privately owned and operated aviation organisations in the region specialising in new Cessna aircraft sales, pre-owned aircraft sales, aircraft maintenance, parts support, aircraft management, charter services, and pilot training.  

The addition of Aeromil’s operations to Hawker Pacific, creates a regional powerhouse in aircraft sales, aircraft support and aviation services. The combined business will also benefit from an enhanced product portfolio, providing access to the range of Textron’s iconic products such as Beechcraft, Cessna and Bell Helicopter under one roof.  

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Bell 525 Relentless makes successful first flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, today announced the successful first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly centre in Amarillo, Texas.

"The Bell 525 was announced at Heli-Expo in 2012, and we are proud to have achieved this milestone. We have diligently executed our schedule to design, develop, build and test the aircraft, and look forward to the next phase of flight testing as we work towards certification,” said Matt Hasik, executive vice president of commercial programs at Bell Helicopter. “The marketplace has been awaiting the transformational capabilities of the Bell 525 and we continue to see growing customer demand from around the globe for this aircraft.”

The Bell 525 was designed with input from our Customer Advisory Panel as an aircraft to meet future requirements for operational safety, payload & range, cabin comfort and configuration and reliability. One of the unique characteristics of the Bell 525 is the ability to perform CAT-A take-offs and landings, to and from a helipad at maximum gross weight. Even in the event that one of the two engines fails, the Bell 525 provides sufficient power to maintain occupant safety while lifting off with a single operational engine. With over 60 helicopters reserved under letters of intent, the Bell 525 is designed to provide operators and end users unmatched situational awareness and the ability to perform a wide variety of missions under challenging weather conditions.

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Hawker Pacific, Air Niugini and Aviation Australia launch joint training venture

Hawker Pacific, Aviation Australia and Air Niugini have collectively launched in Cairns a new engineering cadet training partnership set to develop the aviation sector.

The exciting new training programme offered will allow graduates to attain specialised “on the job” training within an actual live aircraft maintenance facility which is a first for Cairns and this program. In the past this type of training was conducted in a simulated training environment. This new form of training is world class cutting edge training.  

The training partnership between the leading aviation training organisation, Aviation Australia, international maintenance repair organisation, Hawker Pacific, and the national carrier for Papua New Guinea, Air Niugini was formally launched at an official contract signing ceremony with all parties present.

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Pro Line Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air 250 awarded type certificate

Beechcraft has announced that it has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the latest version of its new production Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprop, allowing deliveries to commence this quarter. The upgraded King Air is equipped with the Pro Line Fusion avionics system and new cabin enhancements. The aircraft is making its North American debut this week at the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

“We are pleased to put the upgraded King Air 250 in the hands of our customers so quickly after announcement two months ago,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Turboprop Aircraft and Interior Design, Textron Aviation. “This aircraft brings the latest technology to the cockpit and cabin allowing pilots and passengers alike to experience the Beechcraft King Air in a whole new way. EAA Airventure is a great venue for attendees to experience firsthand the investments we are making in this proven platform.”

Certification for the Pro Line Fusion-equipped King Air 350i/ER is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of this year, followed by the King Air C90GTx in the first half of 2016.

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Hawker Pacific Shangai - first MRO in Mainland China approved for Isle of Man registered aircraft

Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre is pleased to announce it has received approval to perform maintenance on aircraft registered with the Isle of Man. This is the first approval by the Isle of Man Government for any MRO in Mainland China.

“This approval will allow the MRO to service the increased fleet of Isle of Man Aircraft that we see throughout Asia,” says General Manager Carey Matthews.  

“It is a compelling registry for many owners in the region, and this MRO approval will play an instrumental role in the expanding service infrastructure evolving in China.”  

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Hawker Pacific Touching Down at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East has announced its attendance at the 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show May 21-24.  

Hawker Pacific has confirmed it will be showcasing a Bell 407GX helicopter at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show; globally recognised as the Southern Hemisphere’s premier marine event.  

As the exclusive representative of Bell Helicopter, Beechcraft and Diamond Aircraft in the region, Hawker Pacific will be attending the event to demonstrate their expertise as the leading aircraft sales and support company in Asia Pacific.  

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Hawker Pacific Touching Down at Sanctuary Come International Boat Show

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East has announced its attendance at the 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show May 21-24.  

Hawker Pacific has confirmed it will be showcasing a Bell 407GX helicopter at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show; globally recognised as the Southern Hemisphere’s premier marine event.  

As the exclusive representative of Bell Helicopter, Beechcraft and Diamond Aircraft in the region, Hawker Pacific will be attending the event to demonstrate their expertise as the leading aircraft sales and support company in Asia Pacific.  

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Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

Shanghai Hawker Pacific is celebrating five years in business this month. The facility was formally dedicated in April 2010. The Joint Venture between Shanghai Airport Authority and Hawker Pacific was the result of discussions dating back to 2002 between the two companies. It resulted in the world class FBO and MRO located at Hongqiao International Airport which opened after construction began in 2008.   

Since opening, the FBO has handled more than 19,000 business aviation movements at both Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports in Shanghai. They expect to go over the 20,000 mark this summer.  

Additionally, the Joint Venture has the distinction of having opened the first MRO for business aviation in China in the fall of 2011. They represent Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, and Hawker-Beechcraft as a service centre.  

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Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre Hosts ABACE for Four Consecutive Years

For the fourth year running, Shanghai Hawker Pacific is playing host to ABACE, the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition. The annual event was hosted at the facility for the first time in March 2012 and has continued the show at the facility every year since.  

“We are proud to play host to the event,” commented George Lu, the Deputy General Manager for the company. “ABACE has been vital for bringing business aviation to life in Asia and we think it particularly helps Shanghai as being seen as a hub for business aviation.”  

“Construction for the show requires several weeks of lead time, and NBAA, Hongqiao Airport, and Shanghai Hawker Pacific have to all work closely together to coordinate and make the show happen. We normally don’t have general aviation aircraft or helicopters at the airport as well, so we have the element of coordination with ATC and the CAAC to help get approvals for the planes to get here. In the end, it all comes together and we are very proud of the caliber of the show and the importance it plays for business aviation in Asia,” Lu continued.  

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Flying Doctors Cairns Base welcomes new aircraft

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Hawker Pacific donation means better medical equipment for the Flying Doctor

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