Posted on February 27th, 2019
The development from bankruptcy of Hawker Beechcraft last week not only marked the start of the brand-new Beechcraft Corp., but it also indicated the end of the Hawker company jet line. Selecting to concentrate instead on its turboprop products, government contracts and aircraft service, the Wichita-based manufacturer has actually closed down all airplane manufacturing and sold the remainder of its inventory of brand-new and in-production Hawker 4000s and Premier IAs. A handful of previously owned 4000s haven’t been sold, along with all Hawker properties, including kind and manufacturing certificates, intellectual property, tooling, operating in progress, any type of Hawker-related spares and the completion center in Little Rock, Ark. Nevertheless, CEO Bill Boisture noted that Beechcraft‘s Global Customer Support will continuously support “all Hawker and Beechcraft products” with its network. While the court accepted the bankruptcy strategy revoking the firm’s financial responsibilities about the Hawker 4000 upgrade program, Beechcraft is in touch with those owners whose 16 airplane have actually not yet finished the upgrade “to review a timeline for the upgrades,” a source informed Aviation International News. Without the fuel-tank modification that belongs to this upgrade, these 16 4000s will be left unairworthy early next year when an FAA exemption ends.