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Hawker Pacific Brokers Deal for 10 Bell 525 Relentless Aircraft

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East and Bell Helicopter’s Independent Representative for Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the UAE, has brokered a deal between Bell Helicopter and Abu Dhabi Aviation for 10 Bell 525 Relentless aircraft. A Letter Of Intent was signed between the two companies marking the first foray of the Relentless into the Middle East.

Paul Giles, Hawker Pacific Chief Operating Officer – Middle East said: “This deal is a testament to the strength of our relationship with Abu Dhabi Aviation – one that is founded on trust and results. Hawker Pacific and Abu Dhabi Aviation have been doing business together for many years and we understand Abu Dhabi Aviation’s needs on a fundamental level.”

“The addition of the extremely capable Bell 525 Relentless will complement Abu Dhabi Aviation’s existing fleet of more than 38 Bell aircraft, including the ever-popular Bell 412 and 212. The Relentless is an incredibly versatile aircraft that will be able to provide maximum value to Abu Dhabi Aviation’s missions – including offshore, emergency medical, VIP, fire fighting and search and rescue.”

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Team 21 Submits Bid for Future Australia Pilot Training System

CANBERRA, Australia, 3 April 2014 – Lockheed Martin Australia and Pilatus Aircraft, supported by Hawker Pacific, have jointly launched a bid to provide a new pilot training system for the Australian Defence Force.

The consortium, known as Team 21, submitted its proposal for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System on March 31st. Under the proposal, Australian Defence Force pilots will graduate from a proven training system tailored to Australian requirements.

The companies in this team are currently in the eighth year of a 20-year performance-based flight training contract to provide the Basic Wings Course (BWC) to the Republic of Singapore Air Force, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce in Western Australia

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Hawker Pacific Appointed as Cessna Caravan Authorised Service Facility in Philippines

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, is delighted to announce it has been appointed as a Cessna Caravan Authorized Service Facility at its Manila facility. The additional capability highlights Hawker Pacific’s ongoing commitment to, and growth in, the region, and will provide significant benefits to local Caravan operators.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific Chief Operating Officer – Asia, today confirmed the appointment of Hawker Pacific as the OEM Approved Service Centre.

“Our Manilla facility is highly regarded for its OEM service approvals including Bell Customer Service Facility, the addition of the Cessna Caravan fits nicely with our existing capabilities. We’ve undergone factory training for our engineers and invested in necessary tooling and spares in order to meet the requirements of the local Caravan fleet, and now we’re ready to go.”

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Hawker Pacific Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Bell Helicopter

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bell Helicopter with the intent to enter into future purchase agreements for various Bell helicopter models based on anticipated market growth. The deal reflects the overwhelming response to Bell Helicopter products by the market, and puts Hawker Pacific in a much stronger position to meet that demand.

The multi-aircraft, multi-year agreement was signed by Hawker Pacific CEO, Alan Smith and Bell Helicopter President and CEO, John Garrison at Bell Helicopter’s Chalet at the 2014 Singapore Airshow at Changi International Airport.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer – Asia said: "We continue to see growing support and serious enquiries from the market for Bell helicopters across our region. Based on this feedback, we have put the wheels in motion with this MOU and are planning for numerous aircraft putting us in an even stronger position to meet our customers’ needs in a timely manner."

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Hawker Pacific Showcases Brokerage Business with Legacy 600 on Static Display

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has added an Embraer Legacy 600 ‘for sale’ to its Singapore Airshow 2014 Static Display. The aircraft demonstrates the exciting growth of Hawker Pacific’s recently established Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions business which offers sound, success-driven consultation to assist people in buying aircraft.

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Hawker Pacific Asia, said: “It’s been almost a year since we formally established our brokerage arm to meet the rising demand for long-range business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, we’ve seen pre-owned aircraft sales gain momentum as people across the region are recognising the unique value of the integrated aviation solutions that Hawker Pacific provides.”

“The 2008 Legacy 600 on display this week follows other recent pre-owned aircraft sales offerings and activities by Hawker Pacific, including Hawker 800XP, Boeing BBJ, Falcon 7X, Gulfstream GV and more. The Legacy is a perfect example of the complete package we now offer, having just completed its 60-month inspection at Hawker Pacific’s Singapore Service Centre. We look forward to further showcasing our brokerage business capabilities this week at the Airshow.”

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Hawker Pacific Inks Agreement with Embraer Executive Jets

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has today signed a contract with Embraer Executive Jets to provide full maintenance support to Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 customers in the Asia Pacific region. This agreement comes ahead of the Legacy 500 midsize jet’s entry into service in the first half of 2014. The Legacy 450 mid-light jet’s certification is expected a year later.

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Hawker Pacific Asia, said today’s approval extends the Company’s already significant experience gained on the Embraer Legacy and Phenom family of jets.

"We have been working closely with Embraer to support their customers in the region since 2007. The addition of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 capability further enhances this relationship. With this new contract we are now certified to provide maintenance support to Embraer Executive Jets’ complete portfolio, from the Phenom 100E to the Lineage 1000E."

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Demo Tour Pays Off as Hawker Pacific Signs Delivers GippsAero GA8 Airvan

As a direct result of a dedicated demonstration tour across the ASEAN region, Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has sold a GippsAero GA8 Airvan – the 200th model produced – to a private operator based in Asia. Hawker Pacific expects to announce more sales of the single-engine utility aircraft in the coming weeks.

The Airvan is currently on show at Hawker Pacific’s static display at the 2014 Singapore Airshow, and will be delivered to the new owner at the closing of the event.

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Hawker Pacific Asia, said this sale and pent-up interest not only reflects the growing demand in this marketplace for reliable, utility aircraft, but it also recognises the value demonstration tours bring to the market for such a unique product.

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Hawker Pacific Reports Growing Demand for Local Paint Facility

Following the certification of its state-of-the-art paint shop at its Seletar Aerospace Park facility in Singapore, Hawker Pacific – the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East – has completed a number of milestone projects with long-range jets and is anticipating a very busy 2014. The paint shop facility, dedicated to business aircraft, is the first of its type in the region and has become a valuable resource for local aircraft operators around the region.

In 2013 Hawker Pacific undertook a wide variety of aircraft paint projects including OEM warranty repairs, livery changes and full resprays. To date Citation, King Air, Hawker, Gulfstream, Embraer and Falcon Jet aircraft have been completed, with outstanding feedback from customers.

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Hawker Pacific Asia, said he is delighted with the results, which have reaffirmed the Company’s first-mover advantage in its decision to build the paint shop as part of its investment at Seletar.

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Hawker Pacific's Best Show Yet at Singapore Airshow 2014

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is celebrating the two-year anniversary of its state-of-the-art facility at Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore with a strong presence at the Singapore Airshow 2014.

With the Seletar facility exceeding expectations since its 2012 launch, Hawker Pacific is looking to this year’s Airshow to showcase its diverse portfolio of services and present a number of aircraft on static display including a GippsAero GA8 Airvan, a Beechcraft King Air 250 and a Special Mission Beechcraft King Air 350ER. Hawker Pacific will be located at Chalet CD31 and32, directly opposite the Display.

Alan Smith, Hawker Pacific’s Chief Executive Officer said: “We are proud to have served the Asia Pacific region for many years and I’m pleased to confirm that 2013 was our biggest year to date in Singapore, which is our hub in South East Asia.”

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Hawker Pacific Appoints Vice President Aircraft Sales

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Jones to the position of Vice President – Aircraft Sales. The move marks a period of expansion and development for the company as it continues to support its growing customer base across the region.

Commencing this week, Nick will be responsible for the leadership and ongoing development of the Hawker Pacific Aircraft Sales Group (fixed and rotary wing) in the Asia/Pacific region.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific Chief Operating Officer – Asia said: “The establishment of this role underpins Hawker Pacific’s strategy to grow and diversify our customer base, and to continue to support our existing customers who rely on Hawker Pacific and the broad range of products and services we provide. With the continued expansion of our business, and growing opportunities for our market-leading brands, it was important that our new VP – Aircraft Sales was a recognised voice in the industry. Nick has an outstanding track record and his considerable experience will strengthen our talented aircraft sales team across the region and drive the strategy that further builds our position in the market. I am delighted that Nick has joined the team.”

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Hawker Pacific Secures Australia's First Bell 407GX Sale

Following the recently concluded region-wide demonstration tour, Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is delighted to announce Australia’s first Bell 407GX helicopter sale to a private Australian customer. The aircraft, slated for delivery in early 2014, will be based in Sydney, used for corporate and VIP operations and will be customised and maintained by Hawker Pacific. 

According to Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Hawker Pacific Asia, the sale is a reflection of increasing market activity in corporate aviation underpinned by Bell Helicopter’s exciting new product releases which have been successfully demonstrated by Hawker Pacific via dedicated tours. Hawker Pacific is in the process of planning additional demo tours within the region during 2014. 

“Confidence is the key for a healthy acquisitions market, and this sale – truly a milestone event – echoes a shift in the corporate sector which is now moving into a new, more buoyant phase,” Mr Jones said. 

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Hawker Pacific Sells First Bell 412EPI Into Middle East

In a world-first, Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has secured the sale of a Bell 412EPI helicopter to Abu Dhabi Aviation. The aircraft is the first of its kind to be delivered worldwide and will be used for offshore oilfield support in the United Arab Emirates.

According to Bell Helicopter, Abu Dhabi Aviation has been operating Bell Helicopter aircraft for more than 30 years, flying more than 700,000 flight hours in Bell 412 and Bell 212 helicopters. Delivery of Abu Dhabi Aviation's Bell 412EPI will take place before the end of 2013. 

Paul Giles, Chief Operating Officer, Hawker Pacific Middle East Region, said: “This is truly a milestone event for Hawker Pacific, and comes at the conclusion of our regional demonstration tour of a Bell 412EPI aircraft. We find it crucial for customers and potential customers to experience the aircraft first-hand so they can make a sound decision on their purchase. In such an exciting aviation market as the Middle East, this inaugural sale is a sign of the region’s growing influence in the helicopter industry”. 

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Hawker Pacific Sells First Bell 412EPI Into Australia

Following the recent, highly successful region-wide demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI helicopter, Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, is delighted to announce the inaugural sale of a 412EPI into Australia. The New South Wales Police Force will be the first Australian customer to take delivery of the latest model 412EPI.

The milestone deal, signed in Sydney, was secured due to the aircraft’s exceptional capabilities as a law enforcement helicopter, as well as, other special mission, off shore and emergency medical services (EMS) aircraft. The aircraft will add to the NSW Police Force’s Aviation Support Branch fleet of six aircraft (five helicopters and one fixed wing aircraft).

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Hawker Pacific Asia, said: “It’s true when they say great products are always in demand. The Bell 412EPI is a very capable aircraft, suitable to a wide range of missions, and by showcasing the aircraft to potential clients via our dedicated demonstration tour this year, we were able show up close what this helicopter can really do.”

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Hawker Pacific Announces First-Ever Regional King Air 250 Tour

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, is delighted to announce the first-ever demonstration tour across the Asia-Pacific region of a brand new Beechcraft King Air 250 aircraft. 

Scheduled for arrival in the region at the end of the month, the aircraft will visit New Zealand, followed by Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, before it departs for Indonesia where further demonstrations will be conducted in South East Asia. 

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales Group said: “The King Air is the best-selling business aircraft in the world, so we’re not surprised at the considerable enthusiasm we have received from the market in the lead up to this aircraft’s inaugural tour.” 

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Hawker Pacific Showcases 412EPI At ANA+FNA, Announces Demonstrations

As a reflection of strong regional commitment to both the aeromedical and helicopter industries, Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, will have a substantial presence at the 25th ANA+FNA Scientific Meeting 2013 in Melbourne next week. The Company will be exhibiting the Bell 412EPI helicopter before conducting specific demonstrations of the aircraft. 

Hawker Pacific and Bell Helicopter are proud Platinum Sponsors of the event, to be held at the Sofitel Melbourne 28th-30th August, which brings together the Australasian aeromedical industry on crucial air-support issues. Hawker Pacific will be showcasing the Bell 412EPI on static display at Essendon Airport for the duration of the event. 

Hawker Pacific will then be demonstrating the 412EPI in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. 

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Hawker Pacific Secures Interest In Bell's New Short Light Single Helicopter

Bell Helicopter's new Short Light Single (SLS) helicopter product is already proving immensely popular in the region, with Hawker Pacific – the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East – pleased to report strong forward interest in Australia and New Zealand, well before the helicopter becomes available in the market.

The brand new product sees Bell’s return to the SLS engine market and has been designed based on input from a customer advisory council. According to Bell, the design focus has been on costs and useful load, which Hawker Pacific says has contributed to its overwhelming reception. The five-seat entry-level helicopter is expected to complete its first flight in 2014 with certification to follow shortly after.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales Group said: “There just isn’t another aircraft in the world that is so well-suited to our requirements here, which is why we are extremely excited about its arrival, and so are our customers. While the customer base for light single helicopters is spread right across the globe, there is a healthy appetite in Australia/New Zealand, and with the price point just right, the market is understandably excited.”

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Hawker Pacific Congratulates Beechcraft on Resurgent Results: Highlights Momentum in ASEAN

As Beechcraft Corporation announced a 75% increase in its second quarter 2013 deliveries year on year, Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, congratulated the manufacturer on the significant results and indicated that market sentiment for Beechcraft aircraft in the Asia Pacific region continues to gain momentum. 

According to Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Flight Services Group, Tony Jones, Beechcraft continues to exceed targets and expectations because of the unprecedented quality of all aircraft models it manufactures.

“We’re thrilled, yet not surprised, by these results. There are always going to be customers unwilling to compromise on quality when searching for their new aircraft and thus we’re expecting King Air, Baron and Bonanza sales momentum to remain solid in the region.” 

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Hawker Pacific Announces Bell 407GX Tour Dates

As the very first Bell 407GX helicopter touches down in Australia, Hawker Pacific – the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East – is pleased to announce tour dates and locations across the country.

August 2013:6th: Newcastle and Coffs Harbour7th: Gold Coast and Southport8th: Archerfield9th: Sunshine Coast12th: Rockhampton and Mackay13th Townsville14th: Cairns

17th to 23rd: Sydney region26th: Albury & Essendon27th: Moorabbin28th: Moorabbin & Essendon29th: Adelaide 

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Hawker Pacific Confirms Bell 412EPI Compliance, Australian Demo

Hawker Pacific announces Bell 412EPI Helicopter compliance with single pilot, Category A operations for elevated helipads Australian demonstration of the 412EPI in August 2013 

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, today confirmed the Bell 412EPI Helicopter, the newly upgraded version of the412EP, is now compliant with single pilot, Category “A” operations for elevated helipads. Hawker Pacific will bring a new 412EPI demonstrator to Australia in August to coincide with the upcoming2013 ASA+FNA Aeromedical Conference in Melbourne. The aircraft will also be available for demonstration flights. 

Manufacturer, Bell Helicopter, unveiled the 412EPI model at Heli Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, which improves on the 412EP with the Bell BasiX ProTM fully integrated glass flight deck and incorporates Pratt & Whitney’s PT6T-9 Twin Pac® engines with the BLR Strake and FastFin System. The aircraft has a 15% increase in Shaft Horse Power (SHP), enabling improved performance and exceptional single-engine capabilities. 

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales and Flight Services Group said: “We have just had confirmation from Bell that the 412EPI is now compliant with single pilot,Category A operations for elevated helipads – which means almost no mission or operating environment is beyond reach for the 412EPI. The new certification further adds to the aircraft’s incredible appeal and capability as a special mission, off shore and emergency medical services(EMS) aircraft.” 

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Hawker Pacific Receives 200th GippsArea GA8 Airvan, Prepares For ASEAN Demo

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East has taken delivery of the 200th GippsAero GA 8 Airvan at the manufacturer’s facility in Latrobe Valley, Victoria. The landmark aircraft will become part of an exclusive demonstration fleet and, next month, will be ferried to Asia where it will embark on a six-month program around the ASEAN region.

Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Flight Services Group, Tony Jones said it is the perfect time to showcase the aircraft in the region. “The GA8 is the highest-production, Australian-designed and manufactured aircraft in history, and already flies in 34 countries across the globe. We are proud to be associated with this significant milestone and congratulate Mahindra on their remarkable success. Given the growing demand and positive reception this aircraft continues to receive in the current market, it is the right time to bring this aircraft to the region, and is an extremely welcome addition to our demonstration fleet to help drive the GippsAero range to even greater heights.”

“The utility market in ASEAN is vast, and one of growing importance to Hawker Pacific. We see this GA8 demonstration program as strategic to show first-hand the quality of the aircraft that were present. Interest in the GA8 is very strong in the region, underpinned by the Airvan’s versatility, durability and reliability, making this utility aircraft perfectly suited for operators in this part of the world. We’re very much looking forward to kicking off our demonstration program next month to a variety of customers and potential customers in Asia.

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