Interest in surveillance aircraft grows in Middle East


Hawker Beechcraft sees continued and increased interest in survellance aircraft in the Middle East.

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced at the 2012 Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show that it continues to see an increase in interest for special mission aircraft in the Middle East.

“The Middle East is a key area of focus for HBC, and surveillance and reconnaissance is becoming increasingly important to protect national interests here,” said Dan Keady, HBC senior vice president, Special Missions. “The King Air is well adapted to missions of this kind, with a proven track record across the globe, as well as the ability to operate in the sometimes harsh climate of the region.”

Current production King Air models include the King Air 350ER, King Air 350i, King Air 250 and King Air C90GTx, all of which can be customised for special mission operations such as oil spill detection, anti-piracy and fisheries protection.