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Hawker Beechcraft Hawarden operations would remain unaffected in event of Superior Aviation buy-out

THE future of Hawker Beechcraft’s Hawarden Airport base would remain secure if the company is bought out by a Chinese industrialist giant.

Superior Aviation is looking to buy out the Hawker Beechcraft brand and has been in exclusive talks with the 80-year-old firm since July.

It is believed the buy-out could be completed within the next few days, although a court ordered for there to be a public auction over the right to buy the American air firm.

A Hawker Beechcraft spokesperson said: “Our negotiations with Superior continue to progress and we are actively working with our lenders and other key stakeholders regarding a binding agreement that incorporates the terms of Superior’s proposal announced in July.

“Should the transaction be completed, Superior intends to maintain Hawker Beechcraft’s existing operations while also investing substantial capital in the company and its business and general aviation product line.”

Hawker Beechcraft filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, although the Hawarden Airport operation presently remains unaffected by the negotiations. A spokesman said it was ‘business as usual’.