Hawker 4000 to launch nine day tour of Latin America


Company to build further on expanding Brazilian market

Hawker Beechcraft will
launch a nine day tour of Latin America starting in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The company has recognised that Brazil
has become an important market for the whole of its product range of aircraft.

From 2001-2010, the number
of business aircraft delivered in Brazil has increased by more than
170 percent, according to JETNET research. Hawker Beechcraft has capitalised on
this growth in the last five years and has seen this market grow to its second
largest in terms of deliveries outside of the United States.

“Hawker Beechcraft
represents more than 40 percent of the business aircraft turbine population in Brazil
in the markets in which it competes,” said Richard Emery, president, Hawker
Beechcraft Americas. “The recent Brazilian certification of the Hawker 4000
will certainly boost our presence in Brazil.”

In October 2011, the Hawker
4000 became the first composite super-midsize business jet to receive Brazilian
Type Certification from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC).
The aircraft is ideally suited for Brazil;
it can travel anywhere non-stop in South America from Sao
Paulo and provides access to the southeast coast of the United States and Europe
with one-stop. The Hawker 4000 is also capable of operating on shorter runways
commonly found in the region.

This week, the
company launches a nine-day Latin American tour with the Hawker 4000 with stops scheduled in Argentina, Brazil, Chile,
Colombia, Panama and Mexico.

A number of new upgrades have
been incorporated into the Hawker 4000 aircraft.

“This is the first time we
will be bringing the Hawker 4000 with the new upgrades and enhancements to the
Brazilian market,” Emery said. “The Hawker 4000 offers travel flexibility with
tremendous range and payload, making it perfectly suited for this region.”