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March 27, 2015 9:14 AM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Beechcraft Corporation

Company Overview

Beechcraft Corporation designs, builds, and supports aircraft for individuals, businesses, and governments worldwide. The company offers turboprop, piston-engine, and trainer and military aircraft. Its products are used for pilot and crew coordination training, military liaison, priority transportation, air ambulance, surveillance, maritime patrol, cargo hauling, flight inspection, high-capacity/airline shuttles, and various other time-dependent operations. The company also operates a network of factory-owned and authorized service centers; and offers pre-owned aircraft and inventory. Beechcraft Corporation was formerly known as Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and changed its name to Beechcraf...

10511 East Central Avenue

Wichita, KS 67206-2557

United States

Founded in 1932





Key Executives for Beechcraft Corporation

Chief Financial Officer
President of EMEA and Asia Pacific
President of Beechcraft Defense Company
Senior Vice President of Global Customer Support
Age: 41
Vice President of Human Resources
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Beechcraft Corporation Key Developments

Beechcraft's IPO To Be Announced Soon

Beechcraft Corporation will formally be announcing plans to list in London. The senior management of Beechcraft Corporation have hired Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS), Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ) and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. to make preparations.

Beechcraft To Be Listed

The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) plans to take Beechcraft Corporation public in September 2014. The Carlyle Group LP is being advised by Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC), The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) and Lazard Ltd. (NYSE:LAZ).

Investors Reportedly Eye Beechcraft

The Carlyle Group LP (NasdaqGS:CG) is in preliminary discussions with competitors including Apax Partners LLP and BC Partners to acquire Beechcraft Corporation, Sky News reported. Blackstone has also been sounded out about its appetite for a deal but is not thought to be interested. Several sources close to Beechcraft Corporation say that they still expected it to become a publicly-listed company. Beechcraft Corporation and the private equity firms declined to comment.

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