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“Corporate Jet Investor” lists possible Beechcraft suitors

October 25, 2012 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

The savvy jet industry publication, Corporate Jet Investor, has an article detailing what might happen next in the stage of the Hawker Beechcraft bankruptcy–soon to emerge as just Beechcraft Corporation. Here is a list by Corporate Jet Investor of companies that are, should be, or have been interested in the company in the past.

Mahindra & Mahindra
India’s largest auto maker supplies components to Boeing and Gulfstream.

Nextant/Directional Capital
Nextant, which already offers the Hawker 400XP aircraft, might want to offer modifications for other models.

China Aviation Industry Corporation (AVIC) has joint ventures with both Embraer and Cessna and owns Cirrus Aircraft.The article states the company could still be interested in Hawker. Other Chinese firms might be interested, Corporate Jet Investor said.  Xi’an Aircraft International acquired Austrian composite parts maker FACC in 2009. Hunan Boyun that makes carbon-fiber auto and aircraft parts could possibly be interested in Hawker’s carbon-fiber jet.

BAE Systems
BAE Systems sold Hawker to Raytheon in 1993. It had been hoping to merge with EADS, which owns Airbus, but the deal fell through for political reasons, the magazine said. “Hawker could give it a commercial aircraft business of its own,” the magazine article said.

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2 Responses to ““Corporate Jet Investor” lists possible Beechcraft suitors”

  1. Eric Says:

    Concerning BAE Systems:

    BAE systems sold HAWKER to Raytheon in 1993. BEECHCRAFT became a RAYETHON company in 1980 under the hand of Olive Ann Beech, who joined Raytheon’s board.

  2. Captain Locatory Says:

    And these two entities were merged in 1994 to become the Raytheon Aircraft Company

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