Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) received a letter of intent (LOI) for the inaugural King Air 350 Garmin G1000 upgrade. Standridge Color Corp., of Social Circle, Ga., signed the LOI at NBAA this week in Atlanta. HBS is taking pre-orders with installations scheduled to begin upon completion of Garminâ€™s Supplemental Type Certificate, which is expected in mid-2011.
â€œThis G1000 upgrade will enhance the situational awareness, redundancy and overall navigational capability of our early King Air 350 aircraft with first generation Electronic Flight Information Systems,â€ said Christi Tannahill, HBC vice president, Global Customer Support. â€œThis order is a great example of the effectiveness of our Global Customer Support booth and staff at this yearâ€™s NBAA and the solutions we are providing to our customers.â€
Standridge Color Corp. owns several Hawker Beechcraft products, including two King Air E90s, a Baron G58 and a King Air 350. Standridge is an international company that specializes in plastics and color compounding.
HBS also offers the G1000 upgrade for King Air C90 and B200 owners and operators.