Beechcraft bringing King Airs to ABACE
The Beechcraft Corporation will be displaying three models of its King Air range of turboprops at ABACE in Shanghai.
Next week at ABACE, the newly restructured Beechcraft Corporation will showcase three King Air models, the King Air 350ER, the King Air B200GT and the King Air C90GTx.
Analysis of recent JetNet industry data shows Beechcraft has a 64 percent market share in the business turboprop segment. Of a total 660 business turboprops in the Asia Pacific region, 421 aircraft are Beechcraft products. Further, King Air deliveries to Asia increased by 41 percent in the five years 2007-2011 compared to the previous five years 2002-2006.
“We have been an active part of this dynamic market for many decades and in terms of long-term growth, it is no surprise that Asia-Pacific represents one of the most exciting markets for us,” said Richard Emery, Beechcraft’s president of sales for the Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
Emery continued “We’re seeing increased sales activity for our piston and turboprop aircraft in China and the broader region, so there clearly is a developing appetite for shorter range, smaller aircraft and we are aiming to further enhance our leadership position in this market.”
The aircraft will be on display during the show at Beechcraft’s static exhibit on the ramp at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center.
Photograph: Beechcraft King Air 350ER