Hawker Beechcraft opens new facility in Chihuahua, Mexico


New manufacturing facility opened by Hawker Beechcraft in Mexico

Hawker Beechcraft in MexicoHawker Beechcraft
Corporation has announced the opening of a new facility in Chihuahua, Mexico.
The 180,000-square-foot facility includes sheet metal assembly for the
company’s King Air turboprops and Hawker jet products, as well as electrical
assembly. The Governor of the State of Chihuahua,
Cesar Horacio Duarte Jaquez, and other dignitaries from Mexico’s local, state and federal governments,
joined HBC Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture, as well as HBC senior leaders and
employees at the ceremony in Chihuahua.

“Since the opening of our
first facility in Chihuahua in 2007, Hawker
Beechcraft has established a visible presence in Chihuahua,” Boisture said. “We have seen a
high-level of quality and craftsmanship from the country’s skilled work force
and have great confidence in their ability to assume additional
responsibilities in the manufacturing process. We have also received great
support from the state government, which has been a key factor in our
development plans for Chihuahua.”

“With the opening of
its second plant in the city, Hawker Beechcraft reaffirms its commitment to the
state of Chihuahua,”
Governor Jaquez said. “It also reinforces the strategic alliance between the
state and the company to consolidate the growth of the aerospace industry in
the region, thereby turning our state into the undisputed leader in this sector
in our country.”

HBC opened its first
facility in Chihuahua
in 2007 to manufacture light sheet metal assemblies.