There is only one factory-owned major modification service centre dedicated to serving Hawker and Beechcraft aircraft in Europe, the Middle East and Africa – Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS). In Chester, United Kingdom, HBS is an integral component of the Hawker Beechcraft factory service centre providing uncompromising support to aircraft owners and operators.
Over the past 50 years, HBS Chester, the original Hawker production facility has provided heavy maintenance, modification, repairs, avionics, electrical design, design engineering and fabrication.
HBS Chester has grown to service and support the entire line-up of Hawker aircraft, the Premier IA and the venerable King Air 200 and 300 series.
Ideally situated in the UK with quick road and railway transport access to all major cities and two international airports, Manchester International Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. HBS Chester is just 15 minutes away from the historical city of Chester. Built by the Romans on the borders of England and Wales, Chester has welcomed visitors for centuries. You can walk the ancient city walls – the most complete in the country and catch a glimpse of the largest Roman Amphitheatre in the United Kingdom and admire the architectural beauty of Chester Cathedral. This historic city is renowned for its striking black and white 16th Century half-timbered buildings, where visitors can enjoy a unique shopping experience on the ‘Rows’, the two-tier medieval galleries. The Chester Racecourse, the oldest in England, provides a unique historical experience and is a favourite location for horseracing, dining and other public events.
The service centre is located on the border of North Wales, which is known as the natural playground. Wales may be small, but it has a wide variety of attractions to visit including 12th century castles, historic stately homes, Snowdonia Mountains, mainly outdoor activities and national treasures to be enjoyed. The Welsh also proudly invest their time in maintaining their culture of arts, historic and modern festivals along with their language, which is believed to the oldest in Europe.