Hawker Beechcraft has delivered a second Beechcraft King Air C90GTi to Shenzhen Airlines in China, the company said on the eve of the show.

Shenzhen is using the aircraft to provide advanced pilot training at its in-house training academy, Kunpeng International Flight Academy.

"As China's aviation industry continues to grow, it is critical to have the proper training aircraft for new pilots," says Brad Hatt, senior vice president, Hawker Beechcraft sales. "The King Air C90GTi delivers the lowest priced twin-turbine aircraft with mid-size jet avionics and is ideally suited for use in advanced pilot training roles. As the safety and performance leader in its segment, the C90GTi will serve as a solid base for pilots being trained through Shenzhen Airlines."

Shenzhen Airlines founded Kunpeng Flight Academy in 2007, marking the first flight school established independently by an airline company. It offers training courses in IFR and private and commercial licenses. Kunpeng's main instruction base is located at Wuzhou Airport in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

The C90GTi features an advanced, fully-integrated Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, and includes a multi-sensor flight management system utilising several aircraft position inputs, solid state weather radar and an automated chart selection system. Other features include TAWS+, TCAS-I, a high speed USB database loader and optional Collins HF radio. It also incorporates an integrated flight information system (IFIS), offering pilots a wide range of tools - including map overlays and Electronic Jeppessen charts - to enhance safety and situational awareness.

Source: Flight Daily News