Hawker Beechcraft gets OK to operate during bankruptcy

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted approval of Hawker Beechcraft’s “First Day Motions” as part of the company’s voluntary filing for reorganization under Chapter 11. Approval of these motions enables Hawker Beechcraft to continue to operate in the ordinary course of business during the reorganization process.

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King Air security system approved

Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute teamed with AirLock Aviation Security Systems and Hawker Beechcraft Corp. to develop a new electronic security access system for King Air 200 and 300 series turboprop aircraft.

The FAA has issued a STC for the system, which is available exclusively through Hawker Beechcraft’s Rapid Aircraft Parts Inventory and Distribution (RAPID) supply network.

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King Air 350i debuts

Hawker Beechcraft Corp. has unveiled the Beechcraft King Air 350i.

The King Air 350i highlights four areas of interior upgrades: An advanced infotainment system, the Rockwell Collins Venue integrated Cabin Management System (CMS), which features video screens, iPod connectivity and more; a redesigned cabin; a multi-step noise reduction process that drops sound levels by 4 dBA; and
FlexCabin capability, a new way of reconfiguring the cabin, increasing mission flexibility.

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