Beechcraft sales take off with Asian orders
Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer Beechcraft is flying high after the first day of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, as the company announced an order for a King Air C90GTx from a Chinese flight school. Beechcraft had previously announced a contract with Nakanihon Air Service in Japan for a King Air B200.
The C90GTx sale will help the Qingdao Jiutian International Flight Academy meet a their growing demand for high-performance pilot training in China, according to the company. The Nakanihon Air Service in Japan King Air B200 will be utilized for maritime patrol, emergency medical service and passenger transportation.
Beechcraft began in Wichita in 1932 and today offers a full line of turbo-prop and piston engine aircraft for business, light military, and general aviation use. The company employs over 5,400 people worldwide.