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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%).

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales and Flight Services Group said: “We’re really excited about the arrival these G58 Barons to Bankstown Airport. They are the first new interior G58s sold in the region, so it’s a landmark moment and we will have some very happy new owners. The Baron G58 is hands down one of the best aircraft in its class and continues to surpass expectations – which is why we stand by our prediction of a continued increase in demand over the coming years.”

The G58 interior upgrade encompasses a new air conditioning and automatic climate control system featuring engine-driven compressor units installed in the tail cone. The unit is approved for operation in all phases of flight, including take-off with condenser and evaporator and has a “set and forget” feature allowing the operator to select the desired cabin temperature that will beautomatically maintained by an Electronic Control Unit.

All external lights on the aircraft utilise LED bulbs which have no glass filament to break, so they are shock and vibration resistant while consuming significantly less energy. The solid state LED light lasts more than 8,000 hours, greatly reducing operational costs. The Synthetic Vision and Scimitar Props complete the refreshed Baron line.

Highlights of the Baron G58 include twin-engine power, redundancy and safety, a top cruise speed of 230 miles per hour with a maximum range of almost 1,700 statute miles, best in classsingle-engine climb rate of 390 feet per minute, a generous 28 cubic feet of dedicated baggage space provides, and more.

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Note to Editor:

1. Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East and is one of the largest independent companies of its type in the region with nearly 600 employees. The company’s Asian operations include established businesses in Singapore, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Hawker Pacific represents some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Beechcraft Corporation, Bell Helicopter and Diamond Aircraft. Hawker Pacific is also a primary dealer in used aircraft with networks to source, acquire and trade aircraft globally. Hawker Pacific is also Australia’s premier fixed base operator (FBO) with a network of facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Singapore, Perth, Shanghai and Malaysia. The company’s FBOs offer VIP services and crew facilities, 24/7 on demand aircraft charter from a modern aircraft fleet, flight operations and total aircraft management. Hawker Pacific’s product support activities include MRO, structural modification and support services to a wide range of fixed wing and helicopter for corporate, charter,defence and special mission operators throughout the region. Other services include aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, special mission aircraft modifications, design engineering, avionics parts and service, plus the provision of spare parts, exchange rotables and equipment sales. Hawker Pacific holds the highest certification levels and accreditations including CASA, EASA and FAA certification, ISO 9001 Bureau Veritas accreditation, plus OEM customer / airworthiness approvals by 26 major global suppliers and civil and military regulatory authorities. These set the company apart from most others operating in the region, giving it a capacity to deliver complex special mission modifications for both civil and military customers. The company’s customers include airlines, commuter, corporate, general aviation, helicopter and special mission operators, governments and the military. capabilities and is a stable platform for their news teams.

2. The next-generation Beechcraft Baron G58 takes the six-place piston twin to a whole new level. With two special-edition high-performance 300-horsepower Teledyne Continental Motors engines and a state-of-the-art Garmin G1000 “all-glass” integrated avionics suite, the Beechcraft Baron G58 has a top speed of 232 miles per hour and a maximum range of almost 1,600 statute miles. The Baron has truly been the leader in its class combining craftsmanship, performance, comfort and style for over 50 years. The Baron is now available with a new interior with features that include: Improved air conditioning and LEDs; New automatic climate control system; Clean, fastener-free headliner and window reveal; Sculpted sidewall with integrated side ledge and arm rests; Redesigned cockpit and cabin seats; Integrated executive table; LED ambiance lighting; Height-adjustable cockpit seats; Adjustable lumbar support in Cockpit and second row passenger seats; Silver accent finishes throughout; Redesigned power quadrant with integrated Climate System controls and hideaway cup holders. 

3. Windward Aviation ( offers top-tier aircraft ferrying with up-to-date communications between the clients and pilots. In addition to live global flight tracking, clients have access to daily expense tracking during each trip. Windward Aviation pilots carry satellite telephones, so dispatchers and clients can reach them no matter where they are in the world. Founded by aviators Robin Leabman, Ryan Culver, and Jerry Clark, Windward Aviation was formed after recognising a need in the market for more thorough and reliable ferrying and delivery of aircraft around the world.

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For more information please contact: 

Tony Jones
Senior Vice President, Aircraft Sales & Flight Services Group
Mobile: +61 402 890 596
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