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Thursday, May 9, 2013

New Beechcraft Reports Strong First Quarter

By Woodrow Bellamy III

The newly established Beechcraft Corp. delivered 59 total Beechcraft and military aircraft in the first quarter, the company said Wednesday. 
 
 
(Beechcraft King Air 350i. Photo, courtesy of Beechcraft Corp.)
 
Beechcraft also delivered its six remaining Hawker 4000 business aircraft in the first quarter. The delivery totals were a strong increase for Beechcraft after delivering 37 airplanes during the first quarter of 2012. Wednesday marked the company's first delivery report since its emergency from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February after filing for bankruptcy in May 2012. 
 
“The market is responding positively to the new Beechcraft Corporation, as we focus on a strong line of versatile and globally-renowned products like the King Air turboprop, the T-6 military trainer aircraft, and the largest global customer support network in the industry,” said Bill Boisture, CEO of Beechcraft. 
 
The company reported deliveries of 34 King Airs, nine T-6 military trainers, nine Bonanza G36s and seven Baron G58s. 
 

Moving forward, the company's defense unit will focus on securing a launch customer for its AT-6 light attack aircraft.  

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