The ExecuJet Aviation Group has gained Authorized Service Center (ASC) status from Hawker Beechcraft (HBC) at six of its worldwide MRO facilities – Lanseria and Cape Town, South Africa; Dubai, UAE; Melbourne and Sydney, Australia; and Lagos, Nigeria. The company will provide line and base maintenance on HBC’s current line of Hawker series products, including the Hawker 4000, Hawker 900XP, Hawker 750 and Hawker 400XP. Other ExecuJet locations will be considered for representation as the mutual need arises. ExecuJet has recently added a number of engineering staff to support its enhanced contract with HBC. “We are delighted to expand our relationship with Hawker Beechcraft and be recognised as a full service center in Africa, Australia and Dubai,” said Graeme Duckworth, ExecuJet group maintenance director. ExecuJet Dubai also recently obtained extension to their EASA and GCAA Line and Base Approvals in support of the Hawker 400XP, 125 Series and 4000 aircraft. The maintenance facility has trebled its capacity with the addition of a new hangar and now employs a team of over 135 maintenance staff.