4000 Capitalizes On Expanding Market In Brazil
By Eddy Metcalf
March 5, 2012 - Wichita, Kansas based Hawker Beechcraft
has reported that Brazil has become a leading market for
the company’s entire product line, and as the business
jet population there flourishes into one of the largest
in the world, so too grows the Hawker Beechcraft fleet.
From 2001-2010, the number of business aircraft
delivered in Brazil has increased by more than 170
percent, according to JETNET research. Hawker Beechcraft
has capitalized on this growth in the last five years
and has seen this market grow to its second largest in
terms of deliveries outside of the United States.
“Hawker Beechcraft represents more than 40 percent of
the business aircraft turbine population in Brazil in
the markets in which it competes,” said Richard Emery,
president, Hawker Beechcraft Americas. “The recent
Brazilian certification of the Hawker 4000 will
certainly boost our presence in Brazil.”
In October 2011, the Hawker 4000 became the first composite super-midsize business jet to receive Brazilian Type Certification from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC).
aircraft is ideally suited for Brazil; it can travel anywhere
non-stop in South America from Sao Paulo and provides access to
the southeast coast of the United States and Europe with
one-stop. The Hawker 4000 is also capable of operating on
shorter runways commonly found in the region.
week, the company launched a nine-day Latin American tour with
the Hawker 4000 starting in São Paulo with stops scheduled in
Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Panama and Mexico.
It also has enhanced situational awareness and flight management systems, backed by real-time system monitoring and status. Ideally suited for long-range operations or long oceanic flights, the Hawker 4000 is equipped with dual IRS (Inertial Reference Systems), dual air-cycle machines and dual auto throttles.
In 2011, Hawker
Beechcraft introduced the Block-Point Upgrade program on the Hawker
4000. The Block Point Upgrade (including “Honeywell Load 20”) covers
upgrades to the avionics, engines and other flight control systems. It
enhances crew convenience, aircraft performance and reliability.
is the first time we will be bringing the Hawker 4000 with the new
upgrades and enhancements to the Brazilian market,” Emery said. “The
Hawker 4000 offers travel flexibility with tremendous range and payload,
making it perfectly suited for this region.”
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