Hawker Beechcraft showcase five aircraft at LABACE
Hawker Beechcraft display five aircraft including a King Air 350ER in Brazil, a country where deliveries of Beechcraft products are high.
Beechcraft displayed four commercial aircraft and the special mission King Air 350ER at LABACE in São Paulo. Along with the 350ER, the company displayed the King Air 350i, King Air 250, a King Air C90GTx and a piston engine Bonanza G36.
According to recent JetNet data there are nearly 1,800 King Airs in Latin America, representing 56 per cent of business turboprop aircraft in the continent. Deliveries of King Airs increased 37 percent in the past five years compared to 2003-2007.
“We’ve now topped 1,000 King Airs registered across Latin America, with the largest concentrations in Brazil, Venezuela and Mexico,” said Keith Nadolski, president, Beechcraft Americas.
“With 420 King Airs in Brazil, we have more than 70 percent of the business turboprop market share in what continues to be one of our largest growth areas outside the United States. LABACE gives us a great opportunity to visit with our growing Latin American customer base while offering a stage to showcase the durability, reliability and efficiency of our products to new customers.”
Beechcraft delivered 115 Beechcraft aircraft in the first six months of 2013 compared to 69 in the first half of 2012, an increase of 66 per cent.