Indian investment conglomerate ISIS Group has placed a $70 million order for ten Hawker 400XPs. They will be operated by its air charter subsidiary Aviators India Pvt Limited, based in Bangalore.

“We chose the Hawker 400XP for our Indian operation for its capability, performance and reliability,” said ISIS group managing director Sanjay Kantaria. After 14 years, he says: “Aviators’ presence in India is well-known. We feel that due to their business philosophy and capability to operate the charter service, this will be a good combination.”

The jets will commence charter services for ISIS Group in the second half of 2009. Delivery dates for five of the Hawker 400XPs are planned during 2009, with the remaining five aircraft to be delivered in 2010. Aviators India currently operates a fleet of Beechcraft twin-turboprops. It has also ordered two Embraer Phenom 100 VLJs.

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Brad Hatt, president of commercial sales at Hawker Beechcraft, says there's been a surge of orders in India. “We’re thrilled that ISIS chose the Hawker 400XP as the aircraft to launch its charter jet service. This order highlights the growing demand in India for private aircraft and further cements Hawker Beechcraft as the superior choice for business travel in the region.”

The company’s entire operations will be supported by InterGlobe General Aviation’s Hawker Beechcraft Authorized Service Center in Delhi, which opened earlier this year to provide superior maintenance and support in the region. InterGlobe General Aviation provided support critical to winning the order, says Hawker Beechcraft.


Source: Flight Daily News