Beechcraft announce an increase in deliveries


At Oshkosh, the Beechcraft Corporation has announced a 75 percent increase in deliveries.

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At Oshkosh, the Beechcraft Corporation has announced a 75 percent increase in deliveries.

The Beechcraft Corporation announced at the EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh its second quarter 2013 deliveries, the company delivered 56 Beechcraft commercial and military units versus 32 in the second quarter of 2012.

For the first half of 2013, the company delivered 115 Beechcraft aircraft as compared to 69 in the first half of 2012, an increase of 66 percent.

“Beechcraft is progressing through 2013 in a strong position,” said Bill Boisture, CEO. “While the global economic conditions remain difficult, the value proposition and versatility of our products continue to resonate with customers. In addition, we are seeing positive growth in our Global Customer Support and Global Mission Support businesses, along with good activity in our Defense and Special Mission platforms.”

The company delivered 12 King Air 350i/ER models, seven King Air 250 and five King Air C90GTx aircraft in the quarter, a total of 24 twin engined turboprop aircraft.

It delivered 12 Baron G58 and nine Bonanza G36 aircraft and a further 11 T-6 making a total of 56 aircraft. A
milestonne was reached in the quarter with the 4,000th model 36 Bonanza being delivered, the Bonanza has been in production since 1947 with more 18,000 model 35, 33 and 36 Bonanza having been built.

In addition, Beechcraft made strides in the certification of its Hawker 400XPR upgrade program with the first flight of the test aircraft with the winglets. The Hawker 400XPR upgrade package offers several factory approved airframe modifications to significantly improve performance, operating cost and resale value. The certification program is on track for completion and deliveries in the fourth quarter.