HBC Chester sees demand for special mission aircraft


Facility delivers first VIP/air ambulance Hawker 900XP

Hawker Beechcraft Global
Customer Support (GCS) has announced that its Hawker Beechcraft Services
facility in Chester, UK, has developed and certified air
ambulance interiors for installation in Hawker 900, 800 and 700 series
aircraft. The facility recently delivered its first modified air ambulance
conversion Hawker 900XP midsize jet to a customer in Saudi Arabia. The conversion
enables the aircraft to quickly switch between business and medical support

The facility was recently
tasked with taking a VIP configuration of its Hawker 900XP and design a system
enabling it to undergo a role change from VIP to air ambulance when needed.

“This was a very demanding
request and our team in Chester
responded successfully with the design and implementation of a
highly-integrated system that fully met the customer’s requirements,” said
Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “With our
center of technical excellence in Chester,
we expect to be delivering many similar conversions in the region over the
coming years.”

The Hawker Beechcraft
Chester facility was chosen because of its experience and knowledge of the
Hawker platform. The facility has been modifying Hawker 900, 800 and 700 series
aircraft for nearly 50 years.