Hawker Beechcraft Opens Sales & Support Office in Dubai
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) announced it has opened an expanded office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The office, which is located in Jumeirah Lake Towers, is staffed by a team of sales and support experts available to provide advice on the full Hawker Beechcraft product lineup and turnkey solutions for aircraft ownership and support.
The decision to expand HBC’s operations in the UAE comes as demand for private aviation in the Middle East continues to expand during the global downturn.
“We view the Middle East, Dubai in particular, as one of our key international growth markets and expect this to continue as the Arab nations continue to grow in importance in the global economy,” said Sean McGeough, HBC President, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
“Therefore the new Dubai office will help us expand our presence in the region and capitalize on customer demand,” he added.
The opening of Hawker Beechcraft’s Dubai office comes shortly after the launch of its new parts distribution centre in Dubai, which, combined with similar centers in Dallas, London, Johannesburg, Singapore and Beijing, make more than $375 million (AED1.38 billion) in inventory available to HBC customers worldwide.
At the ongoing Dubai Airshow (13-17 November 2011), HBC is presenting a comprehensive display of its commercial, special mission and military trainer aircraft.
On static display is the company’s flagship super-midsize business jet, the Hawker 4000, as well as a Hawker 900XP, Beechcraft Premier IA, Beechcraft King Air 350i and Beechcraft King Air 250.
The company is also displaying its Special Missions King Air 350ER demonstrator and Beechcraft T-6C military trainer.
Joining the company’s King Air 350ER demonstrator in the Dubai display is a Russian Government King Air 350 Flight Inspection aircraft as well as an Iraq ISR King Air 350ER.