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Hawker Pacific Confirms Bell 412EPI CAT A Compliance and Australian Demo

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East, has confirmed the Bell 412EPI Helicopter, the newly upgraded version of the 412EP, is now compliant with single pilot, Category “A” operations for elevated helipads.

Vertical - http://www.verticalmag.com/news/article/Hawker-Pacific-confirms-Bell-412EPI-Cat-A-compliance-and-Aus#.UfBqoNK6cVQ

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Bell’s New 407GX to Tour

The latest generation of the popular Bell 407 range – the 407GX – will visit Australia in August on a demonstration tour spanning the continent before heading to Singapore for further demonstrations in Asia.

Australian Aviation - http://australianaviation.com.au/2013/07/bells-new-407gx-to-tour/

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New Compliance for Bell EMS Helicopter

Hawker Pacific has confirmed the Bell 412EPI Helicopter, the newly upgraded version of the 412EP, is now compliant with single pilot, Category “A” operations for elevated helipads.

Australian Flying - http://www.australianflying.com.au/news/new-compliance-for-bell-ems-helicopter

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Hawker Pacific Confirms Bell 412EPI Australian Tour

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 the 412EP, is now compliant with single pilot, Category “A” operations for elevated helipads.

Aviation Trader - http://www.aviationtrader.com.au/news/hawker-pacific-confirms-bell-412epi-ausralian-tour

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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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Airvan Reaches the 200 Milestone

The 200th GippsAero GA8 Airvan rolled off the Latrobe Valley production line last Friday and was presented in a ceremony to sales agent Hawker Pacific.  

Australian Flying - http://www.australianflying.com.au/news/airvan-reaches-the-200-milestone

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New General Aviation Aircraft

The Diamond Aircraft DA20 is a twin-seat, all composite aircraft with a Continental 125HP engine. Designed primarily as a training aircraft, pilots will enjoy from their side-by-side seating a panoramic view through the wrap around bubble canopy. 

Australian Flying - July – August, pg. 43

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Diamond Revisited

Owen Zupp: Unbelievably, it had been four years since I flew the Diamond DA40XLS. Now its latest derivative stands on the apron at Bankstown Airport displaying the flags of the many nations that operate this aircraft type. 

Australian Aviation - No. 306 , July 2013, pg. 74

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Collective Promise

The outlook is bright for helicopters in Australia, bolstered particularly by the ongoing strength of the resources and utility market. 

Australian Aviation - No. 306, July 2013, pg. 59

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GippsAero Roll Out 200th Airvan

GippsAero reports that the 200th GA8 Airvan has rolled off the production line in the company’s Latrobe Valley manufacturing facility. Authorized sales and support dealer, Hawker Pacific, took delivery of the aircraft during a company-wide celebration. 

General Aviation News - http://www.generalaviationnews.com/2013/06/gippsaero-rolls-out-200th-airvan

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Hawker Pacific Receives 200th GA8 Airvan

Hawker Pacific, leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East has today 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. 

Aviation Trader - http://www.aviationtrader.com.au/news/hawker-pacific-receives-200th-ga8-airvan

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GippsAero Rolls Out 200th Airvan

GippsAero has delivered its 200th GA8 Airvan, with the aircraft being delivered to sales and support dealer Hawker Pacific.Hawker Pacific’s senior vice president Tony Jones said: “The GA8 is the highest-production, Australian-designed and manufactured aircraft in history. We are proud to be associated with this significant milestone and congratulate Mahindra on their remarkable success.”  

Australian Aviation - http://australianaviation.com.au/2013/06/gippsaero-rolls-out-200th-airvan

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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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Hawker Pacific Has Sold Two New Beechcraft King Air B200 Aircraft

Hawker Pacific has sold two new Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft to Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), Queensland Section. 

Asian Aviation - Vol. 11, No. 5, June 2013, pg. 8

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Avalon Airshow 2013: The Highlights

There were many good news stories amongst the exhibitors at Avalon this year – these are just a few of them. 

Aviation Business Asia Pacific - May – June 2013, pg. 38

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Bright Future for Hawker Pacific’s Shanghai Joint Venture

Tony Jones, Chief Operating Officer – Asia, Hawker Pacific takes us through recent developments and events at Hawker Pacific’s Shanghai base. 

Aviation Trader - Vol.02, Issue. 04, May 2013.

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DA40 XLT On Show

A Diamond DA40 XLT has commenced an Australian wide demonstration tour arranged by Hawker Pacific, the local sales agent for the aircraft.

Asia Pacific Aerospace Report -Asia Pacific Aerospace Report, Vol.13, No.13, 15 May 2013, page 6

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Chinese Pilots to Train Here

HUNDREDS of Chinese cadet pilots will amass crucial flight training in Port Macquarie to kickstart a ticket to the skies across the world.

Port Macquarie News -http://www.portnews.com.au/story/1516088/chinese-pilots-to-train-here

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Shanghai Airports See 12% Traffic Gain

Traffic at Shanghai’s Hongqiao and Pudong International business aviation airports was up nearly 12% in the first quarter of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. “Average increases have hovered around the 12% mark since 2010,” said Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Services Centre GM Carey Matthews.

Aviation Week BCA Show News (Ebace 2013) -May 23, EBACE 2013, Page 4

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Hawker Pacific Congratulates Beechcraft

With Australia now representing one of the largest business turboprop markets outside of North America, 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.

Aviation Trader -http://www.aviationtrader.com.au/news/hawker-pacific-congratulates-beechcraft

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