Beechcraft delivers the final Hawker 4000s in strong first quarter
The Beechcraft Corporation delivered the final six Hawker 4000 business jets in what was a strong first quarter for the company, with an additional 59 aircraft deliveries.
Beechcraft delivered 16 King Air 350i/ERs, 13 King Air 250s, five King Air C90GTx, seven Baron G58s, nine Bonanza G36s and nine T-6 military aircraft as well as the six Hawker 4000s.
In comparison, the company delivered 37 Beechcraft units during the first quarter of 2012.
“The market is responding positively to the new Beechcraft Corporation, as we focus on a strong line of versatile and globally-renowned products like the King Air turboprop, the T-6 military trainer aircraft, and the largest global customer support network in the industry,” said Bill Boisture, CEO. “This is not only reflected in our strong aircraft delivery numbers this quarter, but also evidenced by the highest booking rate the company has seen in the past three years.”
In 2012, Beechcraft King Airs captured 94 percent of the global multi-engine turboprop deliveries. During this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, the company announced the first King Air order for pilot training by a private aviation school in China.
Further, the Global Customer Support (GCS) upgrade programs for the Hawker 400XPR and 800XPR are attracting a positive response in the marketplace. The 2013 slots for the factory designed, engineered and supported Hawker 400XPR program are sold out as the program completes its final certification phase.
“Beechcraft Corporation’s first quarter success is a great start for our new company,” Boisture said. “Our plan throughout last year’s restructuring was to emerge as a stronger, more agile organization able to compete in any economy. We are pleased with how our customers are responding to our products and services.”