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Hawker Pacific Congratulates Beechcraft: Strong First Quarter 2013

With Australia now representing one of the largest business turboprop markets outside of North America1, Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, continues to strengthen its presence with Beechcraft Corporation and welcomes the manufacturer’s announcement reporting strong first quarter deliveries for 2013.

Beechcraft Corporation, in recording its 2013 first quarter data to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), has reported a total of 59 global Beechcraft deliveries plus the deliveries of its six remaining Hawker 4000 units. In comparison, the company delivered 37 Beechcraft units over the same time period in 20122. 

Earlier in the year Beechcraft also announced its products represented 53% of the Australian business turboprop market, and deliveries of King Airs to the country had increased by more than50% over the past decade. Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Flight Services Group, Tony Jones, says the results are due to Beechcraft’s commitment to its internal strengthening of the company, and its high performing aircraft.

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Hawker Pacific Kicks Off DA40-XLT Demo Tour

One month after Diamond Aircraft released the latest enhancement to its DA40 product line – the DA40-XLT – Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has begun the first-ever Australia-wide demonstration tour of the aircraft. 

For the next three months, the DA40-XLT will be making its way across six states and, according to Tony Jones, Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales and Flight Services Group, the tour could not be more timely. “Australia represents a solid market for Diamond’s single engine two and four-seater variants, so you can imagine we’re excited to be debuting the XLT enhancement so soon after its release by Diamond.”

“The tour is a fantastic opportunity for clients and potential buyers to come and inspect the aircraft close up. Nothing compares to experiencing the aircraft first-hand like this, and it’s really why our demonstrations bring results. Diamond Aircraft is well known for producing tough, versatile and reliable products, and the XLT version only builds on this. I have no doubt that it will attract high levels of interest across the country.

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Hawker Pacific Sells Two King Air B200s to RFDS

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, announced today that it has sold two new Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft to the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS), Queensland Section. The aircraft are currently being built with delivery set for the first quarter of 2014. RFDS will use the King Airs for aeromedical retrieval duties.

The brand new twin-engine turboprops are being specifically produced to suit RFDS special requirements, with a large main undercarriage, high frequency radio and enhanced avionics to meet the latest ADS-B and RNP requirements. The cabins will be fitted with Lifeport dualstretchers and will be able to carry three medical staff and two patients.

Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Flight Services Group, Tony Jones said: “The Royal Flying Doctor Service is an outstanding organisation that provides aeromedical services to rural and remote parts of Australia. Hawker Pacific has been supporting the RFDS with the supply of new aircraft, aeromedical modifications and through life support for many years and it is a great honour to be working with them on this latest program.”

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Diamond Introduces Airline Training Solution

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has welcomed Diamond Aircraft’s latest introduction of the Advanced Airline Trainer (ATT) concept for the DA40 aircraft, which will better transition pilot training platforms to real aircraft environments.

According to Diamond, the program was developed as a reaction to pilot training requirements where students need to operate new generations of aircraft at a high level in the early ‘Ab Initio’ training phase. The ATT enables an actual aircraft to be used in training, and initiates airlinespecific operational concepts and technologies to make overall training times much more efficient.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales and Flight Services Group said: “The ATT allows student pilots to have access to, and experience, the sophisticated environment of current and future aircraft from the earliest stages of their training – a much desired innovation for pilot education. This system is not just great for training schools and new pilots – the entire industry benefits because it takes steps to make pilot training processes better than what they were.”

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Hawker Pacific Welcomes DA40 XLT

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is excited to welcome Diamond Aircraft’s introduction of the new DA40 XLT‘ premium’ interior configuration which further enhances the cabin and comfort of its strong sellingDA40 product line.

According to Diamond Aircraft, the newly released DA40 XLT interior improves on the previous XLS with additions including newly molded seat patterns with integrated Diamond embossed padded headrests and improved lumbar contour in both the front and rear seats. All seats are covered with ICT (Infrared Controlled Technology) 100% genuine leather which reflects IR rays indirect sunlight and maintains 20 degrees Celsius lower surface temperature than traditional leathers. 

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales and Flight Services Group said the XLT is the right product at the right time. “The DA40-XLS has itself received accolades and continues to build on momentum in the market from private buyers, so there is no better time than now for the leading manufacturer to further upgrade this model with many fine enhancements.” “This DA40-XLT is yet another example of Diamond Aircraft not only building on its range, but living up to its reputation of producing versatile and reliable products which provide the important synergies for both operators and customers. We’re excited about the new release model XLT –they look awesome – and we are anticipating high levels of interest in the region.”

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Hawker Pacific Steps Up China Sales and Acquisition Services

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Carrie Yu who will join the Company’s newly established Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions brokerage department.

Ms Yu’s primary focus will be on nurturing and growing Hawker Pacific’s focus on the Chinese business and executive markets. Ms Yu will be based at Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Services Centre, the Company’s joint venture facility in China.

The announcement follows Hawker Pacific’s recent establishment of the Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions business to accommodate rising demand for long-range business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region. The new brokerage arm is headed up by Paul van der Blom, Director Aircraft Sales and Acquisition Services and provides sound, success-driven consultation to assist people in buying and selling aircraft. The services offered are not limited to any particular manufacturer of aircraft, and extend to the representation of the seller and/or the buyer.

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Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre Completes Dassault Product Lineup Capability for China

Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre (SHPBACE) received the approval from China’s airworthiness authority, the CAAC, for maintenance on the Falcon 900LX in March of this year. This follows their previous approvals for the Falcon 7X and Falcon 2000 series.

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Hawker Pacific Announces Sales Brokerage Arm

Hawke Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, has made a strategic investment in its sales brokerage services to accommodate rising demand for long-range business aviation in the Asia-Pacific region, with the establishment of an Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions business.

The new brokerage arm is located at Hawker Pacific’s facility at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore and headed up by Paul van der Blom, Director Aircraft Sales and Acquisition Services, recently appointed by Hawker Pacific to focus on the company’s business aircraft trading presence in Asia. The business provides sound, success-driven consultation to assist people in buying and selling aircraft. The services offered are not limited to any particular manufacturer of aircraft, and extend to the representation of the seller and/or the buyer.

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer for Asia said: ”Hawker Pacific has a very experienced management team and a strong reputation within the region as an aircraft sales and support company. We have been developing additional services around our client’s needs like expanding our FBO network and more recently with the addition of our Aircraft Management business, so it makes perfect sense to expand our offering to include the brokerage and acquisition service. Already our clients have recognised there is real value with this integrated approach and working with a trusted partner. Aircraft Sales is already a very active part of our business and this service builds on this whilst leveraging on our other strengths.”

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Hawker Pacific Announces Bell 407 Sale

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to announce the delivery of a Bell 407 Helicopter to a north Queensland operator which will be used for utility operations. The deal reflects the Company’s initiatives in servicing the pre-owned market in the region.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Flight Services Group said today’s announcement signals a milestone for Hawker Pacific’s customers and potential customers looking to purchase used aircraft.

“With a growing amount of ancillary services available through Hawker Pacific, we are now doing a significant amount of work in the pre-owned aircraft sector. We are able to offer an incredible range of services including maintenance, engine repair and overhaul, design engineering, aircraft avionics, spare parts, exchange rotables and logistics,” Tony Jones said.

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Hawker Pacific Launches Mahindra Aerospace Representation At LIMA

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is thrilled to be representing Mahindra Aerospace at the first major event since being appointed as the authorised dealer for the GippsAero GA Airvan and GA10 utility aircraft for the ASEAN region.

At the 2013 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) this week, Hawker Pacific will be located at Corporate Chalet CC05 and will be exhibiting its extensive network of FBO activities, sales and maintenance facilities across Asia. The recent partnership with Mahindra Aerospace will also see the two companies working closely at the event to grow awareness in ASEAN for the current GA8 and future products likethe GA10.

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Asia, said: “Mahindra Aerospace is a company that has manufactured in excess of 200 GA8 aircraft, which fly in 34 countries around the world, including the USA, Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia. We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase our new partnership at LIMA, and we’re particularly excited about the development of the G10 – which is absolutely ideal for utility and passenger operations in Malaysia and throughout the region – due to its rugged design. We’re looking forward to talking more about it at the event.”

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Hawker Pacific Exhibits Regional Commitment At LIMA

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, today announced its presence at the 2013 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) currently underway at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre in Malaysia, and is looking forward to demonstrating its commitment to Malaysiaand the broader Asia-Pacific region at this important event.

Hawker Pacific will be located at Corporate Chalet CC05 and will be showcasing the special mission King Air 350i on static display in Bay 13.

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Asia, said: “We’re excited about Malaysia, its activities and potential within the business aviation sector, and we’re very happy to be exhibiting here at LIMA this year. Hawker Pacific has a longstanding relationship with the Malaysian market and the range of products that we represent from world-leading manufacturers, along with our growing FBO activities, sales and support services, position us well to meet the growing needs of the industry here.”

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Hawker Pacific Says Bell To Lead The Way At 2-13 Heli-Expo

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft, sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is looking forward to an exciting Bell Helicopter presence at the HAI Heli-Expo 2013, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, which starts today in Las Vegas.

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company of which Hawker Pacific is the sole representative of in Australia and New Zealand, will be showcasing a number of aircraft and will make new announcements including model improvements and additions to the Bell product range.

To kick-off Day 1, Bell Helicopter announced an upgrade to the new Bell 412EPI, which improves the Bell 412EP platform with the Bell BasiX ProTM fully integrated glass flight deck, providing critical flight information at a glance for greater situational awareness and safety. Bell also introduced the brand new Bell 407GT, the armed version of the Bell 407GX, which incorporates the Bell 407 platform with the Garmin G1000HTM flight deck, and can be equipped with infrared cameras, light munitions and precision weapons systems.

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Hawker Pacific Sells 3 King Airs In Australasia

Hawker Pacific, Asia, Pacific and the Middle East’s leading aircraft sales, services and product support company, is delighted to announce a trio of King Air 350 sales in the Asia Pacific Region: two brand new King Air 350i aircraft sold in Australia and Malaysia, and a King Air 350 supplied in the Philippines.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales Group, says the sales reinforce Hawker Pacific’s commitment to servicing the pre-owned and new aircraft segments, and recognise the Beechcraft King Air as the right choice for new and existing customers. “The momentum for the King Air 350 range of aircraft, both new and used, remains incredibly strong as the need for extended range, high performance aircraft continues to grow and economic conditions improve. Only months ago, Beechcraft announced the delivery of its 7000th King Air, and we’re expecting to see this number climb considerably over the coming years,” Tony Jones said.

“Hawker Pacific is a long -term partner of Beechcraft - formerly Hawker Beechcraft Corporation - and the hat-trick of orders is a fantastic start to 2013 as the manufacturer formally emerges from Chapter 11 proceedings, with stronger finances and a greater focus on their strongest performing products. The sales reinforce the outlook for solid growth in production rates of the Beechcraft King Air range, and we are confident that the aircraft will provide long-term value, reliability and comfort for the new owners.”

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Hawker Pacific sells 4 Diamonds to Arena Aviation

Hawker Pacific, Asia Pacific’s leading aircraft sales, services and product support company is delighted to announce the sale of two Diamond DA40-CS Lycoming aircraft and two Diamond DA20-C1 aircraft to Arena International Aviation (trading as Johnston Aviation Services), in Port Macquarie. The aircraft were accepted today at the 2013 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition at Avalon Airport Geelong.

The four aircraft, which will be delivered in April, make up the first of 20 aircraft which the flight training and charter organisation have an option to purchase, with deliveries expected in 2014. The aircraft will be used for flight training, catering for up to 300 Chinese students from Hainan Airlines.

Hawker Pacific’s Sales Manager, Australia, NZ, the Pacific said: “Hawker Pacific very recently made the first-ever sale of a DA20-C1 fitted with the G500 Glass Cockpit within Australia and New Zealand and we’re thrilled to have another two secured in such a short time. Additionally, the DA40-CS is a fantastic machine that continues to be popular with flight training schools because of its versatility as it can be customised with many options to suit a range of missions. Together, the four aircraft are an all-round smart business decision for Arena, and we look forward to our continuing relationship with them.”

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Hawker Pacific renews contact with Beechcraft Corporation

Hawker Pacific, Asia Pacific’s leading aircraft sales, services and product support company, is pleased to announce that it has renewed its Dealer Agreement with Beechcraft, formally Hawker Beechcraft, as the manufacturer officially emerges from Chapter 11 and reinforces its commitment to the Asian Pacific market.

The contract, signed today at the 2013 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace& Defence Exposition at Avalon Airport, will see Hawker Pacific continue to lead and represent Beechcraft products across South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales Group, stated today’s signing was a significant vote of confidence in Hawker Pacific and a testimony to the solid partnership forged with Beechcraft over many decades.

“This renewal is an absolute win-win for all parties. Hawker Pacific maintains its representation of one of the finest aircraft manufacturers in the world, while Beechcraft continues its partnership with the region’s most renowned aircraft sales, services and product support company with an unmatched record in infrastructure and sales clout. Importantly, it’s also a winning combination for owners and future owners of the company’s products.” “We’ve already booked a number of sales in 2013 and see continuing improvement in the economy. Beechcraft has emerged from the reorganisation as a trusted and globally recognised brand with stronger financial and operational strength. As the company refines its focus on the ‘hot selling’ King Airs and Beechcraft piston line, we’re very bullish about the next decade and congratulate Beechcraft on their successful restructuring.” 

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Epic Journey Sees Hawker Pacific Receive Delivery of Two Baron

Epic Journey Sees Hawker Pacific Receive Delivery Of Two 2013 Model, New Interior, Baron G58s

Hawker Pacific, Asia Pacific’s leading aircraft sales, services and product support company, is excited to announce the delivery of two Baron G58s to Bankstown Airport following an astounding journey across the globe from the USA to Australia. The aircraft are being prepared for delivery to private customers.

The aircraft departed Santa Maria, California on January 5th 2013 and flew 2045 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean to Hilo, Hawaii (11.41hours) before heading off on the second, andlongest, leg of the journey (2235nm) to Pago Pago, American Samoa which took 12.46hours. The aircraft were then flown to the Gold Coast (2159nm) before arriving at Bankstown, Sydney.The two Baron G58 aircraft flew a total distance of 8551nm and flying time on the brand new aircraft was 48.51hours. According to the pilots the aircraft ‘performed like champions’ with anincredibly smooth journey, minimal oil burn and achieving 1200 feet per minute climb rate at its initial gross weight of 7400lbs (130%).

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Hawker Pacific Sells Bell 429 to NZ Operator

Hawker Pacific, Asia Pacific’s leading aircraft sales, services and product support company, has sold a brand new Bell 429 Helicopter to a commercial operator in New Zealand. The aircraft will join an existing rotary fleet for business and VIP transport, and will be fitted out with airconditioning and corporate interior for delivery next year.

According to Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales Group, the 2013 rotary market is looking promising as interest continues to grow, particularly in light twin-engine aircraft, to meet the incoming Part 133 and Part 138 regulations.

“We are extremely pleased to announce our latest Bell 429 sale at the 2013 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition at Avalon. This deal reflects the resurgence in enquiries we are seeing not only for new aircraft but also in pre-owned aircraft, across our region,” Tony Jones said.

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Hawker Pacific Announces Appointment

Paul Van der Blom - Director Aircraft Sales and Acquisition Services

Paul Van der Blom recently joined business aviation services provider Hawker Pacific as Director Aircraft Sales and Acquisition Services based in Singapore, focussing on the company’s business aircraft trading presence in Asia. Paul previously worked for ExecuJet, TAG Aviation and Airbus in various commercial and management roles.

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Hawker Pacific delivers Beechcraft King Air Turboprops to AeroPearl

Hawker Pacific delivers two Beechcraft King Air 350iTurboprops to AeroPearl

Hawker Pacific, Asia Pacific’s leading aircraft sales, services and product support company, has completed delivery of two brand new King Air 350i turboprops to specialised aviation company AeroPearl.The two aircraft will be used throughout the region for AeroPearl’s Flight Inspection Contract with Airservices Australia and will be based in Brisbane. They are replacing two older KingAirs and were ferried to Germany for modification at Aerodata ahead of delivery.Mark Simpson, Business Centre Manager, AeroPearl, said the new King Air 350i turboprops represented an ongoing investment in the Company’s market leading flight inspection fleet.

“As a specialised aviation company, we have a reputation for excellence, and this upgrade represents a key milestone for AeroPearl and our relationship with the King Air 350 aircraft and Hawker Pacific.”More than 40 people attended the Acceptance Ceremony which Tony Jones, Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales and Flight Service Group, Hawker Pacific, noted was a reflection of the strong regard the industry holds for state-of-the-art aviation.“These King Air 350i turboprops will provide unmatched value, fuel efficiency and comfort while also meeting the very specific needs of Aeropearl in fulfilling its contractual obligations with Airservices Australia.

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