•Beech Aircraft Corporation is founded in 1932 by Walter H. and Olive Ann Beech.
•The first Beechcraft produced is the Model 17 — the classic Beechcraft "Staggerwing." Designed especially for the business traveler, the airplane proves to be faster than military pursuit airplanes of the day and wins numerous air races.
•In 1937, Beech introduces the Model 18 "Twin Beech." This airplane is to business what the DC-3 is to the airlines. Produced until 1970, the 33 years of continuous Model 18 production was a record until surpassed by the Beechcraft Bonanza.
•During World War II, more than 14,000 Beechcrafters produce some 7,400 airplanes for the United States and Allied armed forces. It is estimated that 90 percent of all U.S. Army Air Corps bombardiers and navigators are trained in AT-7 and AT-11 aircraft — derivatives of the Beechcraft Model 18.
•Following the war, in 1947, Beech introduces the Model 35 Beech Bonanza. The new Beech is a high-performance, single-engine, business airplane. Its record for continuous production is still lengthening.
•In 1961, Beech introduces the Baron B55, the forerunner of today's Baron G58, one of the most popular owner-flown twin-engine aircraft available.
•In 1962, the 125 business jet was first conceived by the DeHavilland Aircraft Company as a purpose-designed jet for personal business travel. It featured a cabin with stand-up headroom throughout its 19-feet 4-inch length and first flew with a Rolls Royce Viper 520 turbojet engine.
•In 1964, Beech introduces the Model 90 Beech King Air. It quickly establishes itself as the industry standard in corporate jetprops. Today, the various King Air models maintain a market share of more than 90 percent in their class.
•In 1968, Beech enters an expanding commuter airline market with the Beechcraft 99 Airliner.
•By 1968, the 125 business jet undergoes several engine changes and other airframe modifications to reflect the latest standards. The DeHavilland Aircraft Company by that time had been bought by the Hawker Siddeley Corporation and the 125 series aircraft became better known simply as the ‘Hawker’.
•In 1971, the Hawker airframe experiences its first big change – a fuselage stretch of two feet. The 600 series featured the 3,750-pound Rolls Royce Viper 601 turbojet engine, a 25,000-pound takeoff weight and a range of over 1,500 nautical miles.
•In the mid-1970s, the Garrett TFE-731 engine is fitted to the Hawker Series 600 airframe and the Series 700 was born. The aircraft with its new turbofan engines had double the range of the turbojet-powered 600 even though they both had the same fuel capacity.
•In 1974, Beech delivers the first Beech King Air 200, which brings new standards of room, speed, and passenger comfort to a business airplane. Beech has delivered nearly 2,000 Model 200s in civilian and military versions.
•In 1975, Beech delivers the first C-12—the military version of the Beech Super King Air 200—to the U.S. Army. Today, all four branches of the U.S. Armed Forces—Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps—fly C-12s in various configurations. The Navy also uses Beech T-34C jetprop trainers for primary flight training, and versions of the Beech King Air Model 90, designated T-44A, for multi-engine training.
•On February 8, 1980, Beech Aircraft Corporation becomes a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, a diversified electronics and technology company located in Lexington, Massachusetts.
•Early in 1984, Beech delivers the first of its new pressurized 1900 Airliners to regional airlines. Today, more than 600 of the 19-passenger jetprops have been delivered worldwide.
•Also in 1984, Beech introduces the Beech King Air 300, which offers improvement in speed, performance, and cabin amenities over its predecessors.
•On December 2, 1985, Beech announces the addition of the Beechjet to its product line. Beechjet is a 535-mile-per-hour eight-to-ten passenger transport and features new business jet technology.
•On Feb 15, 1986, a prototype of the new Beech Starship takes its first flight. The Starship is the first all-composite, twin-turbine business aircraft. It featured state-of-the-art avionics, a large swept wing and a forward canard.
•In May 1987, Beech announces it will retrofit more than 5,000 V-tail Bonanzas produced since 1950 to account for errors in government aircraft certification design data revealed during Beech's two year, multimillion-dollar research effort. Demonstrating Beech's commitment to its customers, the company pays for the retrofit for any airworthy Bonanza affected.
•In early 1988, Beech announces it will relocate assembly and subassembly work on the Beechjet from Mitsubishi facilities in Japan to Kansas, creating hundreds of new jobs for American workers.
•In October 1988, Beech introduces the Beechjet 400A, which features a larger interior and the most advanced flight deck available.
•In October 1989, Beech introduces the Beech King Air 350. With a wider wing span, double-club seating and two-foot-high winglets, the 350 is the most comfortable and capable King Air ever built.
•In December 1989, the Beech Starship is certified.
•In February 1990, U.S. Air Force officials announce the selection of the Beechjet for its T-1A Jayhawk program to train tanker and transport pilots. With all contract options exercised, Beech Aircraft is to provide 180 Beechjets to the Air Force for specialized undergraduate pilot training.
•In September 1990, Beech Aircraft commits to compete for the U.S. Air Force and Navy Joint Primary Aircraft Training System. The Beech team offers a missionized version of the Pilatus PC-9 to be called the Beech MkII, an advanced, high-performance primary trainer.
•In March 1991, Beech is awarded a type certificate for the 1900D Airliner, a state-of-the-art 19-passenger, pressurized aircraft featuring a 71-inch stand-up cabin, more baggage capacity, and improved passenger comfort features.
•At the National Business Aircraft Association convention in October 1991, Beech introduces the new King Air C90B, which features a redesigned passenger cabin, new sound absorbent and moisture resistant interior panels, four-blade propellers, new propeller spinners and a new paint scheme.
•On January 17, 1992, Beech delivers the first T-1A Jayhawk to the U.S. Air Force in ceremonies near the company's jet assembly line.
•On July 6, 1993, Mrs. O.A. Beech, co-founder of Beech Aircraft, dies in Wichita at age 89.
•In August 1993, Raytheon Company acquires Raytheon Corporate Jets, producers of the mid-sized Hawker jet line, from British Aerospace.
•In mid-September of 1994, Beech Aircraft and Raytheon Corporate Jets merge to form Raytheon Aircraft.
•At the end of 1994, U.S. Air Force exercises sixth option for 32 T-1A Jayhawks worth $127 million, bringing the total order to 180 aircraft worth $755 million.
•In April of 1995, the company's new Administration Building opens. A $10 million, 100,000-square-foot facility, the building provides a modern showcase in which to conduct business with Raytheon Aircraft customers from around the world.
•On June 22, 1995, the Beech MkII is chosen as the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy's next-generation primary trainer aircraft in a highly competitive selection process. The multibillion-dollar program calls for the production of more than 700 aircraft. The joint services would soon name the aircraft the T-6A Texan II.
•In September 1995, Raytheon Aircraft introduces its all-new light jet, the Raytheon Premier I, which utilizes the latest technologies in design and construction to provide outstanding comfort, performance, and value.
•Also in September 1995, the first Hawker 800XP (Extended Performance) is delivered to a customer. The Hawker 800XP represents the first upgrade of the Hawker line since its acquisition by Raytheon Company.
•In April 1996, the 3,000th Beech Bonanza A36 rolls off the production line. The 5,000th King Air is delivered in June 1996.
•Raytheon Aircraft introduces the company's all-new, super mid-sized jet, the Hawker Horizon, during the National Business Aircraft Association convention in November 1996.
•In June 1997, Raytheon Aircraft announces the formation of Raytheon Travel Air, an aircraft fractional ownership company featuring the Hawker 800XP, the Beechjet 400A, and the King Air B200.
•In spring of 1997, the company marks 50 years of continuous production of the popular single-engine Bonanza series.
•In the summer of 1997, the company delivers the 180th and final T-1 Jayhawk pilot trainer to the U.S. Air Force.
•In July 1998, the first production T-6A Texan II makes its maiden flight. Four other production aircraft would join the first to conduct flight tests in preparation for first delivery in 1999.
•On December 22, 1998—exactly 53 years to the day from the first flight of the famed Beech Bonanza—the new Raytheon Premier I takes to the skies for the first time. The new entry-level business jet flew a successful 62-minute debut, paving the way for certification efforts in 1999.
•The new Raytheon Premier I entry-level business jet completes more than 700 flight hours toward certification, and validates all critical performance numbers.
•On March 23, 2001, the future of business aviation arrives. Raytheon Aircraft celebrates the Federal Aviation Administration certification of the new Premier I business jet. The Premier I is the first certified business jet with a composite fuselage, the first clean-sheet business jet certified by Raytheon Aircraft, and the first new airplane certified by Raytheon Aircraft in more than a decade.
•In an April 17, 2001, ceremony Raytheon Aircraft officially rolls out the second of its composite fuselage business jets . The super mid-size Hawker Horizon has transcontinental range and seating for up to 13.
•On May 30, 2001, James E. Schuster is named Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Aircraft, succeeding Hansel Tookes, who becomes President of Raytheon International Inc.
•On June 22, 2001, the innovative Premier I achieved an important milestone when first delivery was enthusiastically received by Troy Eaden.
•On Aug. 11, 2001, the new super mid-size business jet, the Hawker Horizon, conducts its maiden flight. The composite-fuselage jet flew a 2 ½-hour mission from Wichita’s Beech Field that tested the aircraft’s flying qualities, engine operation, low-speed handling and climb performance. The aircraft flew to 10,500 feet and operated at speeds up to 225 knots.
•At NBAA 2002, Raytheon Aircraft announced the return of the Hawker and Beechcraft brands. Both known worldwide for their high performance, reliability, and large, comfortable cabins the brands represent corporate-flown aircraft (Hawkers) and those certified for single-pilot flight (Beechcraft).
•On May 6, 2003, Raytheon Aircraft introduces the Hawker 400XP at the 2003 European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition. This new Hawker is a critical step in the company’s overall strategy to create distinct branding references for our customers. The aircraft was formerly known as the Beechjet 400A.
•On Oct. 7, 2003, Raytheon Aircraft introduces the Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suites for the Beechcraft King Air 350 and B200, marking a long line of product upgrades and enhancements for the King Air line.
•On Jan. 20, 2004, Raytheon Aircraft celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the Beechcraft King Air. The original Beechcraft King Air Model 90 lifted off from Beech Field in Wichita on this date, and flew on to become most successful business aircraft of all time. The King Air family today remains a highly versatile aircraft line.
•On May 25, 2004, the 100th Premier I is delivered to a business in Virginia.
•On July 27, 2004, Raytheon Aircraft Company announces a fully integrated glass cockpit with Garmin G1000 avionics into the Beechcraft Bonanza and Beechcraft Baron, adding even more quality and value to these legendary single and twin piston aircraft models. New paint schemes and logos are announced in April 2005, and the aircraft are formally renamed to Beechcraft Bonanza G36 and the Beechcraft Baron G58.
•The Hellenic Air Force uses T-6A’s from its 45-strong fleet to conduct air patrols, protecting the skies over the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Greece.
•On December 23, 2004, the FAA grants the Hawker Horizon a provisional type certificate following more than 1800 hours of developmental and certification flight. The Hawker Horizon, which utilizes the latest in composite technology and construction techniques, enters the market with the best overall performance in its class and long range capabilities of 3,400 nautical miles.
•On January 18, 2005, the T-6B upgraded primary training aircraft began the first leg of its world tour. The tour included flight demonstrations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia on display at the Air Show Down Under in Avalon, Australia, the Paris Air Show in France and the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in the U.K.
•On January 24, 2005, the 6,000th Beechcraft King Air is delivered with the same quality and performance that has been built into every Beechcraft product since 1932. Over 40 years, more than 20 versions of commercial and special mission King Airs have been produced.
•On March 8, 2005, the 300th T-6A primary trainer is delivered to the U.S. Air Force, marking substantial progress on the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System program contract that calls for the delivery of 800 aircraft through 2017.
•On March 16, 2005, Raytheon Aircraft Company reaches a tentative agreement with NetJets to purchase up to 50 Hawker Horizons for its expanding fractional market fleet, confirming the quality and performance of the most technically-advanced super-midsize business jet on the market.
•On May 18, 2005, the Hawker 800XPi is unveiled at EBACE as an improved version of the Hawker 800XP, featuring avionics upgrades, new cabin management system, and a standard 5-year warranty on the airframe, engines and avionics. The new Premier IA is also announced as the next evolution to the industry-leading Premier I, featuring a totally redesigned interior and avionics enhancements.
•On June 13, 2005, Raytheon Aircraft Company announced during the Paris Air Show the Beechcraft King Air 350ER, an extended range special mission aircraft that provides a one-company solution by combining expertise from two of Raytheon’s other businesses, Space & Airborne Systems and Technical Services Company.
•On July 25th, Raytheon Aircraft Company unveiled at Oshkosh the new Beechcraft King Air C90GT, an evolution of the popular Beechcraft King Air C90B. The upgraded Beechcraft King Air C90GT delivers a 25-knot increase in max cruise speed and up to 50 percent reductions in the time needed to reach optimum cruise altitude.
•On August 9, 2005, Hainan Airlines became the first Raytheon Aircraft Authorized Service Center in mainland China.
•On September 20, 2005, the National Aeronautics Association presented an official speed record for the Beechcraft Premier I at the National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno, Nev.
•On October 25, 2005 Raytheon Aircraft Company certified the new Beechcraft Premier IA. Featuring a redesigned interior, upgraded avionics, and a 5-year warranty, the composite fuselage aircraft is the largest single-pilot jet in the world.
•On November 3, 2005, Raytheon Aircraft Company announced certification of the Beechcraft Bonanza G36, with the first fully integrated avionics system in a piston-engine aircraft. Proven year after year, the airplane’s solid, unmistakable feel combined with the Garmin G1000 avionics system and GFC 700 autopilot, provides incredible safety and situational awareness.
•On November 8, 2005 at NBAA, Raytheon Aircraft Company introduced the Hawker 850XP, the newest aircraft in the Hawker family, utilizing winglets designed by RAC. The aircraft is an evolution of the highly successful Hawker 800XPi.
•On November 8, 2005, Raytheon Aircraft Company announced that its super-midsize Horizon business jet would transition to the Hawker family nomenclature as the Hawker 4000.
•On November 17, 2005, Raytheon Aircraft Company was honored as the 2005 Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Wichita Outstanding Corporation. This annual award recognizes individuals and organizations whose achievements have made a significant impact on society, nationally and internationally.
•On December 2, 2005, Netjets, Inc. signed a contract for the purchase of 50 Hawker 4000 super midsize aircraft for their global fractional fleet. Combined with a 10-year guaranteed maintenance program, the total value of the contracts exceed $1 billion, making it the largest single commercial order in the history of Raytheon Aircraft Company. Deliveries to commence in 2007 and continue through 2013.
•On December 15, 2005, Raytheon Aircraft Company announced certification of the Beechcraft Baron G58, the first piston-twin with a fully integrated avionics system.
•On December 15, 2005, the T-1A Advanced Military Trainer aircraft reached the one million flight hour mark with the U.S. Government.
•On December 20, 2005, Raytheon Aircraft Company obtained certification for the King Air C90GT. The upgraded King Air added new PT6A-135 Pratt & Whitney engines increasing the airplane’s max cruise by 26 knots, reduced the time to reach its certified ceiling by 50 percent and decreased take off distances.
•On January 12, 2006, Raytheon Aircraft Company was awarded a $1.1 Billion supply chain contract from the U.S. Air Force for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS).
•On March 2, 2006, the mid-size Hawker 850XP, the next generation in a continuing line of successful Hawker 800-series aircraft with RAC-developed winglets, achieved certification.
•On April 4, 2006, Raytheon Aircraft Company delivered the 300th T-6A primary trainer to the U.S. military.
•On June 1, 2006, Raytheon Aircraft Company completed function and reliability testing on the Hawker 4000 super-midsize aircraft.
•On July 18, 2006, Raytheon Aircraft Company unveiled the Beechcraft AT-6 Joint Airborne Weapons System, a multi-mission, multi-role version of the highly successful T-6A/B designed for the surveillance, reconnaissance, close air support, global war on terrorism, homeland security and training operations for the twenty-first century.
•On October 3, 2006, at a ceremony in Little Rock, Ark., Raytheon Aircraft Company broke ground on a $16.3-million, 112,000-square-foot facility expansion to support completions of the Hawker 4000. A new 54,000-square foot hangar bay is part of the expansion as well as extensions of back portions of existing buildings to provide additional woodshop, upholstery, sheet metal and storage space.
•On October 16, 2006, Raytheon Aircraft Company announces the introduction of two new Hawker models, the Hawker 900XP and Hawker 750. RAC also delivers the 500th King Air 350 in a special ceremony at the NBAA Convention.
•On October 25, 2006, at a ceremony in Little Rock, RAC delivers the 800th Hawker 800 to America’s Collectible Network.
•On October 27, 2006, Raytheon Aircraft Company announces an NBAA order tally for 112 aircraft worth nearly $1 billion.
•On November 21, 2006, the Hawker 4000 is certified. The most advanced super-midsize jet in the world today, it has features of a much larger airplane with technology that leads the industry in almost every respect. With an intelligent balance of speed, range and payload, through advanced integrated systems and a composite fuselage, the Hawker 4000 is truly a breakthrough aircraft.
•2007 marked the 75th anniversary of Beechcraft. The occasion was marked by celebrations throughout the year including an Open House in Wichita. The American Bonanza Society conjointly held their annual convention at Beech Field, flying in nearly 350 Bonanza and Barons to celebrate.
•2007 also marked the 60th anniversary of the venerable Beechcraft Bonanza. Over 40 versions of the Bonanza have been produced during this period and remains the longest running production line of all time.
•On March 26, 2007, Raytheon Aircraft Company became Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, a company formed by GS Capital Partners, and Onex Partners, beginning the next great chapter of two of aviation’s most enduring brands.
•On August 24, 2007, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation achieved certification of the newest aircraft in the Hawker family, the Hawker 900XP. The aircraft is the latest evolution of the world's best-selling, mid-size Hawker 800-series. It is part of a strategically planned sequence of upgrades for the Hawker fleet of airplanes. New Honeywell TFE-731-50R engines give the airplane up to 2,800 nm range.
•On October 25, 2007, HBC officially opened its new aerospace manufacturing facility in Chihuahua, Mexico.
•On February 12, 2008, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation achieved certification on the Hawker 750. Boasting the best range and payload capability in its class, it also features the cutting edge Collins Pro Line 21TM avionics package and the highly successful Honeywell TFE731-5BR engine.
•On the week of March 27, 2008, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation celebrated its first anniversary as a private company. Extolling a record backlog and international sales, Hawker Beechcraft ended its first year as a private company with five newly certified aircraft.
•On May 19, 2008, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation launched the Beechcraft Premier II light business jet. Evolving from the highly successful Premier 1A, the Premier II goes higher, farther and faster than its predecessor while still offering the largest cabin and most technologically advanced single-pilot business jet in the world.
•On October 5, 2008, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the launch of its light business jet, the Hawker 450XP. Building from the world’s most successful fractional aircraft, the Hawker 400XP, the 450XP boasts improved fuel economy, a luxurious interior based on the Hawker 900XP, and all new Collins Pro Line 21TM avionics.
•On November 14, 2008, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation opened its newest international sales facility in Vienna, Austria, responding to a stronger European demand for its products.
•On January 5, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation opened its newest aircraft maintenance facility in Mesa, Ariz., further enhancing the industry’s largest factory-owned service center network. The opening marked the first phase in a two phase project to expand and develop the southwest regional service center, which is to be completed in November 2009.
•On March 23, 2009, W.W. (Bill) Boisture Jr. was named Chairman and CEO of Hawker Beechcraft, succeeding James E. Schuster, who retired.
•On April 10, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation delivered its first special mission extended-range King Air 350ER to the U.S. Air Force. This delivery marked the first in a contract to deliver 23 King Air 350ERs, specially suited for use in special missions as an airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform.
•On May 11, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation delivered its first Beechcraft Baron G58 and Bonanza G36 to customers in the United Kingdom and Poland, marking the first EASA-certified pistons to enter service in Europe.
•On June 15, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation achieved two major milestones when the T-6 reached one million flight hours and in the delivery of the 500th T-6 airplane to the U.S. Government.
•On July 13, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced its inaugural flight of the T-6 avionics upgrade aircraft, the T-6B. The avionics upgrade variant is a derivative of the highly successful T-6A trainer.
•On July 27, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the launch of the new Beechcraft King Air C90GTx. The new C90GTx features impressive enhancements to both payload and performance while remaining one of the greenest and most efficient aircraft available.
•On August 27, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Services held a grand opening of its newly expanded, factory-owned aircraft maintenance and service facility at Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The expansion marks a new chapter for the facility, which has provided world-class service to the region for almost 40 years.
•On September 2, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced it achieved a significant milestone when it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of its T-6B military trainer aircraft. The T-6B, an avionics upgrade variant of the highly successful T-6A trainer, will be the primary flight training aircraft of the U.S. Navy.
•On September 3, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation delivered its first two T-6B aircraft, the avionics upgrade variant of the highly successful T-6A trainer, to the U.S. Navy.
•On October 12, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced it was awarded a contract to provide 24 of its new Beechcraft T-6C trainer aircraft to the Royal Moroccan Air Force. The contract represents the first sale of the new T-6C trainer.
•On November 5, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation marked the 50th anniversary of its high performance piston twin – the Beechcraft Baron – by offering a limited edition model that incorporates elegant interior design features and amenities, a choice of four distinctive external paint schemes and high performance Hartzell Scimitar propellers.
•On November 30, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation received Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Type Certification for the Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet.
•On December 10, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Type Certification for the new Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop.
•On December 17, 2009, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Type Certification for the new Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprop.
•On January 14, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation strengthened its commitment to growth and focus on the customer in the announcement that Hawker Beechcraft Services, RAPID and Hawker Beechcraft Customer Support united as one organization under Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support. Additionally, the company’s parts and distribution division, formerly known as RAPID, is now Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution.
•On February 2, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation delivered the first four Beechcraft T-6A military trainer aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force.
•On February 23, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the delivery of the first Hawker 4000 business jet to China.
•On February 24, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and FlightSafety International hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the FlightSafety International Hawker Beechcraft Maintenance Learning Center.
•On March 8, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the delivery of the 500th Beechcraft T-6 military trainer to the United States Government.
•On March 22, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation appointed Hawker Pacific Singapore as the first authorized service center in Southeast Asia for its Hawker 4000.
•On April 5, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and Pratt & Whitney Canada announced the successful first flight of the second Beechcraft AT-6 production representative test vehicle (PRTV).
•On April 7, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation celebrated the delivery of the 600th Beechcraft T-6.
•On April 12, 2010 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the 50th anniversary Beechcraft Baron G58, making its public debut at the 36th annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in & Expo in Lakeland, Fla.
•On April 22, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Services celebrated the grand opening of its expanded and enhanced aircraft maintenance facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz.
•On May 3, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation received Type Certification for the Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jet from the European Aviation Safety Agency.
•On May 3, 2010 Hawker Beechcraft Services announced the aftermarket Hawker 800XPR package, an industry leading upgrade for the Hawker 800XP.
•On May 4, 2010 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s Global Customer Support signed an agreement with Schenker Logistics to facilitate international parts distribution in London, Dubai and Singapore.
•On May 5, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Services completed engineering for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 Integrated Display System upgrade on its Beechcraft 1900D aircraft.
•On May 18, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation rolled out the first special mission King Air 350 for the United States Marine Corps.
•On June 14, 2010 Hawker Beechcraft Services completed Beechcraft King Air 90x composite winglet testing and certification.
•On June 16, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation appointed Hawker Pacific Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to its worldwide network of authorized service centers to support its fleet of Beechcraft King Air turboprops in the region.
•On July 19, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation rolled out the first of 24 Beechcraft T-6C military trainers ordered by the Royal Moroccan Air Force. The T-6C features key upgrades to the T-6 training platform capabilities, including an integrated glass cockpit, advanced avionics suite and hard-point wings that can accommodate auxiliary fuel tanks.
•On July 20, 2010 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation delivered the first eight Beechcraft T-6A military trainers ordered by the Iraqi Air Force.
•On July 21, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation named Mach Aviation Services as an Authorized Sales Representative in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
•On July 27, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s Hawker Beechcraft Services facility in Little Rock, Ark. is awarded Beechcraft King Air 90, 200 and 300 series repair station ratings.
•On July 28, 2010 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation received certification for its Beechcraft Baron G58 and Beechcraft Bonanza G36 piston-engine aircraft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
•In August 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation began delivering the first of 12 specially equipped 50th Anniversary Beechcraft Baron models.
•On August 12, 2010 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation appointed Aviasur as its exclusive Chilean authorized distributor for all Hawker and Beechcraft aircraft models.
•On September 24, 2010 Hawker Beechcraft Corporation unveiled the Bonanza XTRA program, a new program for owners, operators and repair stations of the Beechcraft Bonanza, which provides the most popular upgrades in a bundled package directly from Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution.
•On October 18, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Services announced a new high performance upgrade for the Hawker 400XP / Beechjet 400A aircraft.
•On October 18, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation launched the newest member of its famed Hawker lineup, the Hawker 200, the most advanced light jet on the market. Evolving from the Premier II program, the Hawker 200 has all of the same segment leading characteristics and performance.
•On October 19, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation was selected by the Robb Report China as a “Best of the Best” recipient in the Best Material of Y2010 classification for its industry-leading midsize business jet, the Hawker 900XP.
•On October 20, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and FlightSafety International received approval to conduct theoretical and practical, hands-on technical training to support the Hawker 125 series business jets from the European Aviation Safety Authority.
•On November 11, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation rolled out of the 2,000th Beechcraft King Air C90 at its final assembly facility in Wichita, Kan.
•On December 13, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation delivered a specially painted T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft to the United States Navy as part of the commemoration of the Centennial of Naval Aviation.
•On February 24, 2010, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation opened a new facility in Chihuahua, Mexico.
•On March 2, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation launched its Beechcraft T-6 demonstration team at the Australian International Airshow.
•On March 3, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support appointed Air Works at the Mumbai International Airport as an authorized service center to support its line of King Air turboprops and Premier light jet aircraft in the region.
•On March 29, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support received the Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Maintenance Technician Program for its factory-owned service centers.
•On April 26, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation appointed Neil Howard and Absolute Aviation as an exclusive Beechcraft distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa.
•On May 17, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support announced a product enhancement package for existing Beechcraft King Air 200GT turboprops that incorporates customer-requested changes and technology upgrades to increase the airplane’s performance and resale value.
•On May 17, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation opened a customer gallery in the prestigious Claridge’s Hotel in the heart of Mayfair London.
•On May 18, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support appointed MNG Jet at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, to its worldwide network of limited service centers.
•On May 18, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation delivered 12 Beechcraft T-6C military trainers to the Royal Moroccan Air Force.
•On June 9, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for the latest derivative of its Beechcraft King Air line, the King Air 250.
•On June 20, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation added a King Air 350ER special mission aircraft to its demonstrator fleet.
•On June 21, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation celebrated the delivery of its 700th Beechcraft T-6.
•On June 21, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced a product enhancement for its late model Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops that provides significantly more electrical power for special mission applications.
•On August 15, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support received Federal Aviation Administration approval and supplemental type certification of the Hawker 800XPR powered by the Honeywell TFE731-50R engines.
•On September 22, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced new interiors in its popular Beechcraft Baron and Bonanza piston engine airplanes. The new interiors improve cabin comfort and functionality with enhanced styling inspired by interiors found in the world’s finest automobiles.
•On September 28, 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support received type certification of the Hawker 800XPR by the European Aviation Safety Authority.
•On January 9, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company announced the first sale of its new Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainer to the Mexican Air Force. The T-6C+, an enhanced version of the T-6 military trainer aircraft, is capable of carrying external stores and delivering practice weapons for training purposes.
•On February 7, 2012, The Board of Directors of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. appointed Robert S. “Steve” Miller as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
•In March 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support opened a new satellite Hawker Beechcraft Services maintenance facility at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Atlanta.
•On March 26, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced the celebration of its 80th anniversary this year. Since its founding in 1932, the company has charted an innovative path through the skies of the 21st century, producing many of the most sophisticated, high-performing business and military aircraft in the world.
•On March 27, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced its 50th anniversary of its Hawker 125 midsize business jet series. The Hawker 125 – one of the world’s first business jets – completed its maiden flight on Aug. 13, 1962, in the form of the Hawker Siddeley DH125 Jet Dragon. The first delivery took place nearly two years later on Sept. 10, 1964.
•On March 28, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support appointed Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Center as its first authorized service center in mainland China, located at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.
•On April 18, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation achieved European Aviation Safety Agency certification for its Beechcraft King Air 250.
•On May 7, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support announced the successful first flight of its Hawker 400XPR engine test article.
•On May 13, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support appointed Gama Support Services at Farnborough Airport, United Kingdom, to its worldwide network of limited service centers.
•On May 17, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation secured orders for 11 aircraft – including three of its Hawker 4000 super-midsize business jets, a Hawker 400XPR, six King Air 350i turboprops and a King Air 250 – during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. The total sales amount to more than $120 million.
•In June 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company’s worldwide fleet of Beechcraft T-6 military trainer aircraft exceeded two million flight hours.
•On June 7, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support announced its factory-owned service centers in the United States have received the Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Maintenance Technician Program.
•On July 9, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company entered low-rate initial production of its Beechcraft AT-6 light attack aircraft at the company’s facilities in Wichita, Kan.
•On July 19, 2012, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support celebrated the grand opening of its factory-owned aircraft maintenance facility at New Castle County Airport in Wilmington, Del.