Orlando-based StarPort received an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of Honeywell’s Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS) in a Hawker 850XP. The project took three months and 450 man-hours because StarPort engineers and technicians had to install a Honeywell EGPWS before adding the RAAS, according to avionics manager John Coon.
Soaring sales of its business aircraft family have prompted Hawker Beechcraft to enlist ExecuJet Aviation to boost its product support network here in the Middle East, as well as in Africa and Australasia. In a recently agreed partnership, ExecuJet has been appointed to run service centers for the U.S. manufacturer here in Dubai, as well as in Lagos, Nigeria, Cape Town and Lanseria in South Africa, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia.
If you consider the recent 63rd NBAA Convention and Exhibition as a bellwether, the business aviation industry appears to be turning the corner. Or is it?
Hawker Beechcraft Services Tuesday named JoinJet of Denmark as the launch customer for its Hawker 800XPR upgrade. JoinJet is the charter division of the airline Sun-Air of Scandinavia.
Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (Booth No. 947) announced it will begin offering satellite monitoring for the Hawker 750, 800XP, 850XP and 900XP.
Is venerable aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft on life support and about to be broken up and sold off as some industry pundits have suggested or has the Wichita-based OEM positioned itself to survive the industry crash and come out better for it?
Forecast demand for executive charter flights has softened slightly for the second consecutive month, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode. As of August 31, the demand index produced by the Sweden-based group was 93.07, slightly more than 17 points down from where it had stood 30 days earlier. However, this was still almost 32 points above the 61.36 demand index recorded a year earlier.
Hawker Beechcraft recorded an operating loss of $20.7 million in the second quarter, bringing first-half losses to $45.8 million. Second-quarter net sales at the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer fell $177 million year-over-year, to $639.3 million.
Business Jet Access focuses on the operational aspects of maintenance, according to general manager Brian Hoffman, who credits his stint as a mechanic and a crew chief in the Marines for his ability to consider how maintenance affects the operation of the aircraft.
Coming together yesterday at the show with a model of the Honeywell TFE731-50R–the enhanced performance engine that will help make the new Hawker 800XPR a substantial upgrade–were (l to r): Tim Mahoney, president and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace; Shawn Vick, Hawker Beechcraft Corp.