Hawker Beechcraft is at Oshkosh with a large display of current models and celebrating a record global backlog.
“We’ve had an amazing year so far,” says Jim Schuster, chairman & CEO. “It’s been a privilege to showcase our aircraft all over the world. Our piston products are where our customers started their love for flying, so it’s fitting that we come back to AirVenture every year with a wide array of aircraft for our customers to preview.”
HBC has six aircraft on display. Most familiar is the Beechcraft Bonanza G36, the prestigious high-performance single-engine piston which enjoys a record as having the longest continual production run in the industry – 60 years in 2007. It features the Garmin G1000 avionics and the GFC 700 flight control system.
Hundreds of Bonanza owners flew in to AirVenture and took the opportunity to look at the latest model. Also on display is the twin-engined Baron G58, King Air C90GTi – featuring the fully-integrated Advanced Collins Pro Line 2 avionics. The line-up is completed with the King Air B200GT and its new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-52 engine.
But it is at the top end of the owner/pilot range that HBC is really impressing visitors. On display is the Beechcraft Premier IA and the Hawker 400XP business jets. With the largest cabin of any comparable aircraft, the 400XP is the most popular aircraft for the fractional industry and is the fastest light business jet in its class.
Source: Flight International