Hawker Beechcraft opens New Castle facility


Global Customer Service celebrated opening of new factory owned service facility at New Castle County Airport in Delaware

Hawker Beechcraft Global
Customer Support (GCS) celebrated the opening of its newest factory-owned
aircraft maintenance facility at New Castle
County Airport
in Wilmington, Delaware.

Hawker Beechcraft Services
(HBS) Wilmington
will serve as the northeast regional service centre, a full-service maintenance
repair and overhaul facility offering airframe, engines, avionics and mobile
service support for the company’s entire product line from the Bonanza aircraft
to the Hawker 4000.

“HBS Wilmington will give
our large installed base of operators in this region a convenient location for
the world-class customer service and support they expect from the industry’s
largest factory-owned service center network,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker
Beechcraft senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “With the help of
the Delaware River and Bay Authority and Delaware Economic Development Office,
HBS has transformed an existing training facility in Wilmington to meet the needs of our new
northeast service center.”

“Hawker Beechcraft is ready
to take off from Delaware,
serving the company’s entire northeast region from this new facility,” said
Alan Levin, director of the Delaware Economic Development Office. “The state
was proud to invest in this operation, which has already put many skilled
Delawareans back to work and more jobs are on the horizon.”