24 January 2018 –Darwin, Australia - Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to add to its extensive network of Fixed Base Operations (FBOs) with the opening of Darwin. Set to open in February 2018, the Darwin FBO will be the ninth for Hawker Pacific, whose award-winning facilities encompass the largest network of its kind in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Hawker Pacific Vice President FBO, Graham Owen, says for many years there has been interest in opening a facility in Darwin and the time has finally arrived.
“The growing demand from private and corporate aviation into Darwin as well as our close relationship with a number of large operators in the region, has at this time given us the impetus to open this facility in Darwin,” says Graham.
“We are confident that the Darwin FBO will deliver the same world-class facilities and customer service that the rest of our network is known for.
Being one of the most northern transit ports in Australian aviation, the new FBO facility offers Hawker Pacific’s clients the opportunity to re-fuel and refresh after long flights domestically and internationally.
“Hawker Pacific operates the largest network of FBOs across Asia and Australia, and by adding our new Darwin FBO provides Hawker Pacific clients a choice for their first point of entry into the northern territory of Australia,” says Graham.
“We are very excited about operating in Darwin and have had great support from the Darwin International Airport team during the setup process.”
The new Hawker Pacific FBO will be ready to receive the first customer flights towards the end of February 2018 with the capabilities to include corporate and private traffic as well as military and heavy aircraft.
“Hawker Pacific is focused on ensuring we continue to meet growing demand in this segment of the market and further cement our position as the leading Fixed Base Operator in the region,” concluded Graham.
Notes to Editor:
Hawker Pacific is a market leader in integrated civil and military aerospace sales and product support in South East Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Middle East and is one of the largest independent companies of its type in the region with over 800 employees. The
company’s Asian operations include established businesses in Singapore, China, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Malaysia while its Middle East activity is head-quartered in Dubai.
Hawker Pacific represents some of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Textron Aviation – Cessna and Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter, Diamond Aircraft and provides service support for a wide range of manufacturers. Hawker Pacific is also a primary dealer in used aircraft with networks to source, acquire and trade aircraft globally.
Hawker Pacific is also Australia’s premier fixed base operator (FBO) with an existing network of facilities in Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, and Perth along with the key Asian ports of Singapore and Shanghai. The company’s FBOs offer VIP services and crew facilities on a 24/7/365 basis along with full aircraft management and CAMO activities.
Hawker Pacific’s product support activities provide MRO, structural modification and support services to a wide range of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for corporate, charter, defence and special mission operators throughout the region.