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Hawker Pacific announces the first Australia order for two new Beechcraft King Air 350C Heavy Weight aircraft

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Beechcraft King Air 250 now available with factory-installed payload increase

Oct. 20, 2014 – Beechcraft Corporation announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that customers now can order a new Beechcraft King Air 250 with a factory-installed modification that increases the maximum takeoff weight from 12,500 pounds to 13,420 pounds, providing 1,025 pounds of payload with full fuel.

“This is an important upgrade that many of our King Air 250 owners have been asking for, especially our special mission operators who want more capacity to carry heavy equipment or operators who want more range with increased passengers and baggage,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Turboprop Aircraft. “Having the option to fill the King Air 250 with full fuel and still get more than 1,000 pounds of payload is a great addition to an airplane that has been exceptionally popular in every corner of the world.”

By increasing the King Air 250’s max ramp weight to 13,510 pounds, the enhanced payload modification takes the cabin payload with full fuel from the current 155 pounds to 1,025 pounds. King Air 250 aircraft with this option are certified in the commuter category, and includes the installation of safety systems such as engine fire extinguisher and illuminated escape path floor markings. A BE-200 type rating is required to operate airplanes in the commuter category. The modification, developed with CenTex Aerospace, Inc. of Waco, Texas, also is an aftermarket option for in-service King Air 250 aircraft and available through Textron Aviation’s factory-owned service centers.

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Beechcraft announces performance upgrades to King Air C90GTx

Beechcraft Corporation announced today at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition that beginning in Q4 2014, the latest model of the Beechcraft King Air C90GTx will offer new standard features that deliver shorter takeoff and landing distances, better handling characteristics and enhanced passenger experience.

“This is the latest in a long series of continuous enhancements we have introduced to the King Air 90 series. The new Beechcraft King Air C90GTx looks stunning on the ramp and performs like no other,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Turboprop Aircraft. “The most significant of the changes is shortening the takeoff distance by nearly 600 feet (182 meters), opening up more airports and getting our owners closer to their final destination.”

The increased takeoff, climb and landing performance resulted from the incorporation of Raisbeck Engineering’s performance enhancements consisting of swept-blade propellers and dual aft body strakes. The new King Air C90GTx features the Hartzell swept blade turbofan propeller with a 30-degree blade sweep and 96-inch diameter (6-inch increase over existing). The propeller provides more takeoff and climb thrust with less noise in the cockpit.

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Hawker Pacific announces the first Diamond DA42-VI aircraft to tour Australia and New Zealand

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East has today announced a demonstration tour of the new Diamond DA42-VI aircraft. Arriving in Australia this week from the Diamond Aircraft factory in Austria, the aircraft will travel around Australia and New Zealand throughout October and November where it will be demonstrated to potential buyers. The DA42-VI features increased performance and payload, a sleekly designed and improved airframe, new propellers and strengthened landing gear.  

Hawker Pacific’s Vice President, Aircraft Sales, Nick Jones said, “the Diamond DA42-VI has a number of features that set it apart from the DA42-NG. In particular, the 100 kg payload increase and the enhanced aerodynamics of the airframe, along with strengthened landing gear to accommodate it. This, combined with its improved performance, comfort and, of course, the extremely low operating cost, makes the DA42-VI a suitable choice for both private flying and flight training.”  

“The aircraft’s extended range, long endurance, advanced avionics and the astoundingly low fuel consumption of the Jet-A1-powered engine means you’ll have everything you need, and more, whatever your mission.”  

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ProAdvantage now Beechcraft King Air turboprops

Textron Aviation continues to identify best practices between Beechcraft Corporation and Cessna Aircraft Company since the integration of both companies began in March. As a result of that initiative, Beechcraft Corporation announced at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) it will begin offering ProAdvantage product support programs to the global Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet.

“Latin America is one of the largest worldwide markets for the King Air turboprops and we wanted to make this announcement here at LABACE knowing the interest in the region would be strong,” said Brad Thress, senior vice president, Customer Service. “The Cessna support programs under the ProAdvantage umbrella have become the standard in our industry and extending those services to our Beechcraft products is another example of the customer benefits that flow from the combined strength under Textron Aviation.”

ProAdvantage is a legacy support solution, previously exclusively available for Cessna Citation customers, comprised of a number of programs providing life-cycle maintenance and spare part support for aircraft airframes and avionics, engines and, when applicable, auxiliary power units.

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Gippsaro GA8 Airvan to Embark on Extended Asia-Pacific Tour

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, is set to tour a Gippsaero GA8 Airvan through South East Asia for a second time, in response to the huge demand seen during last year’s tour.

The aircraft will visit various locations across the region, including Palawan, Cebu, Cavaos and Manila, where it will be demonstrated to potential buyers.

“There was phenomenal interest in the GA8 during last year’s tour and we are very pleased to bring it back to those who missed out. Operators in this part of the world understand that the features of the GA8 are perfectly suited to the region. It’s a rugged, durable and flexible aircraft that works very well under tough conditions,” said Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer, Asia, Hawker Pacific.

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Hawker Pacific Kicks of Regional King Air 350i Tour

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, has commenced a demonstration tour of a Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft across the Asia-Pacific region.

Arriving in the region this month, the aircraft will visit New Zealand, followed by Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia in June, after which it will continue to tour through Asia.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer, Asia said: “We are very excited to show this aircraft to operators throughout the region. The King Air is one of the best-selling business aircraft in the world and this tour has unsurprisingly sparked a lot of enthusiasm amongst our customers.”

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Hawker Pacific to Showcase Bell 505 Jet Ranger X at RotorTech 2014

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East is thrilled to be hosting the only Australian presentation of the recently launched Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. A mock-up of the aircraft will be on display at the inaugural RotorTech 2014 exhibition, providing Australian operators with a unique opportunity to observe the aircraft up close and learn about its exciting features and class leading capabilities.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer, Asia said: "We are very excited to introduce the all new, next generation Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Australian market. The aircraft boasts unique multi-mission capabilities and best in class cabin volume previously unseen in the short-light-single class. We look forward to showing our customers just how impressive this aircraft is."

Hawker Pacific is also proud to be the Gold Sponsor of RotorTech 2014, organised by the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA). The company will host attendees at welcome function on the evening of Friday the 23rd of May, and the Gala dinner on Saturday the 24th of May.

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Hawker Pacific to Showcase Bell 505 Jet Ranger X at RotorTech 2014

Hawker Pacific, the leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East is thrilled to be hosting the only Australian presentation of the recently launched Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. A mock-up of the aircraft will be on display at the inaugural RotorTech 2014 exhibition, providing Australian operators with a unique opportunity to observe the aircraft up close and learn about its exciting features and class leading capabilities.

Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific’s Chief Operating Officer, Asia said: "We are very excited to introduce the all new, next generation Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Australian market. The aircraft boasts unique multi-mission capabilities and best in class cabin volume previously unseen in the short-light-single class. We look forward to showing our customers just how impressive this aircraft is."

Hawker Pacific is also proud to be the Gold Sponsor of RotorTech 2014, organised by the Australian Helicopter Industry Association (AHIA). The company will host attendees at welcome function on the evening of Friday the 23rd of May, and the Gala dinner on Saturday the 24th of May.

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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 & Bell sign regional sales support MoU

Hawker Pacific has signed a MoU with Bell Helicopter with the intent to enter into future purchase agreements for various Bell Helicopter models based on anticipated market growth.

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First Bell 412EPI sold in Australia

Following the recent, highly successful region-wide demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI helicopter, Hawker Pacific has announced 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.

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Singapore Airshow 2014

Hawker Pacific was present in force with several products it represents parked in the aircraft static park, including a GippsAero cGA-8 Airvan, Beechcraft King Air 250 and special mission-configured 350ER.

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Hawker Pacific MNL Gains Caravan Authorization

Hawker Pacific’s facility at Manila, Philippines (MNL) has been appointed as a Cessna Caravan authorized service center. 

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Hawker Pacific appointed as Cessna Caravan service facility

Hawker Pacific has been appointed as a Cessna Caravan authorised service facility at its Manila facility.Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific chief operating officer – Asia, confirms the appointment of Hawker Pacific as the OEM approved service centre. 

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Beechcraft Display at Singapore Airshow to Feature Range of Products (2)

Sydney-headquarter Hawker Pacific has a strong presence at this year’s Asian Aerospace, showcasing its diverse distributorships with a number of aircraft on static display. They include a Mahindra Aerospace GippsAero GA8 Airvan, Beechcraft King Air 250 and a Special Mission King Air 350ER. The presence of the Airvan and King Ari 250 is particualry well timed, as both aircraft are currently making regional demonstration tours.

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Hawker Pacific has been appointed as a Cessna Caravan Authorized Service Facility

Hawker Pacific has been appointed as a Cessna Caravan Authorized Service Facility at it’s Manila facility. Tony Jones, Hawker Pacific Chief Operating officer – Asia, said: “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 to support Cessna Caravans in the Philippines.

Hawker Pacific has been appointed as an authorised service facility provider in the Philippines for Cessna Caravan aircraft.

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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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