Hawker Beechcraft takes $120 million in orders at air show

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced today that it secured orders for 11 aircraft, including three of its flagship Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jets, a Hawker 400XPR, six King Air 350i turboprops and a King Air 250, during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that concluded Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

The total sales amount to more than $120 million.

“EBACE 2012 has been an inspiring show for us, underscoring that this region of the world is important to the growth of business aviation and that Hawker Beechcraft has highly sought aircraft solutions to meet the transportation needs here,” Shawn Vick, executive vice president, customers, said in a news release issued today. “We are particularly proud that these orders are based on existing relationships, an endorsement of the quality of our products and the customer support delivered by the Hawker Beechcraft team.”

According to the company, included in the orders secured at EBACE are a Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprop to an undisclosed customer and composite fuselage Hawker 4000 business jets to three separate charter and aircraft management firms:

• InterAviation, a charter company based in Romania that caters to travelers throughout the Middle East, Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, is adding the Hawker 4000 to its current fleet that includes a Hawker 900XP.

• Malta-based flight operator Orion-Malta will use the Hawker 4000, along with a Hawker 900XP it already operates, to meet the growing demand for charter services from business owners across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region;

• JoinJet, a Nordic charter and aircraft management company, ordered a Hawker 4000 to complement its current Hawker fleet. JoinJet is part of the Danish airline SUN-AIR of Scandinavia A/S that has operated regional scheduled flights from Denmark since 1978.

Additionally, JoinJet committed at EBACE to a Hawker 400XPR upgrade through Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support. The two entities also reached a follow-on agreement to provide high-speed data access on JoinJet’s entire Hawker fleet, which includes the just announced Hawker 4000 and Hawker 400XPR, along with a Hawker 800XPR and Hawker 800XP.

As part of the 11 orders at EBACE, HBC also secured an order for six Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprops from Hawker Pacific, a leading sales and product support company throughout the Asia Pacific region. The order builds on Hawker Pacific’s long-standing relationship with HBC and will support its growing commercial and special missions operations across Australia and Southeast Asia.