SaxonAir orders new Hawker 900XP


Norwich based charter company orders new business jet

Hawker 900XPNorwich based SaxonAir
has announced an order for a new Hawker 900XP. Delivery of the new aircraft is
expected in the spring of 2012. The addition of the new Hawker jet is part of
SaxonAir’s ongoing fleet expansion.

Chris Mace, managing director of SaxonAir says “We are very excited by the new opportunities that the Hawker 900XP
will offer both SaxonAir and its customers. This new aircraft will allow
SaxonAir to expand its business by offering clients a greater choice of
non-stop destinations with an enhanced in flight experience. We considered
several other aircraft in its class, however the Hawker 900XP delivered a
combination of range, speed, payload and comfort that we could not find in any
other mid-size jet.”

SaxonAir will be offering the aircraft for private charter.

SaxonAir operations manager, Lee McGahan says “We feel it is
important to provide our clients with the same level of service and on board
benefits that they might be used to on Super Midsize and Heavy Jets. A multi
lingual flight attendant, hot food, satellite telephone and wireless internet
connection will all be included as part of the first class cabin service. After
all, the aircraft may be occupied for hours at a time, and it is important that
the client feels as comfortable and ‘at home’ as possible.”

Sean McGeough, Hawker Beechcraft president – Europe, Middle-East and Africa, said:
“We know that SaxonAir carried out a very thorough review of the market before
placing this order.   It’s a testament to all of the team at Hawker
Beechcraft and a reflection of SaxonAir’s previous experience with our aircraft
that they have selected the 900XP.  Having our own service centre close by
in Chester was
also seen as beneficial in maximising aircraft availability, with the whole
package providing better value and a competitive advantage to SaxonAir’s

SaxonAir has experienced a 12.5% increase in charter flights flown and a
65% increase in handled flights at the airport since moving into their new
£7.9m facility at Norwich
Airport in May 2011.

Their current fleet now consists of a Hawker 400XP business jet, a King
Air 350, two Citation Mustangs, Eurocopter EC120 and EC135 helicopters. 
This mixed fleet is operated from Norwich and
other bases at Redhill in Surrey and Thessaloniki
in Greece.

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