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Textron Aviation has taken an 11-airplane order from an overseas air ambulance operator. The Wichita-based manufacturer of Beechcraft and Cessna planes said the order from Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance calls … Click to Continue »

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Airbus will take a majority stake in Bombardier's C Series passenger jet program, both companies announced late Monday. Airbus will acquire a 50.01 percent interest in Bombardier's C Series Limited … Click to Continue »

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McConnell Air Force Base held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to signify completing the preparation for the arrival of the KC-46 Pegusus. After three years, 16 projects, more than 23 million pounds of steel and $267 million, McConnell stands ready to accept the KC-46A and lead the way for the

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Almost three years after work on $267 million in new construction projects started at McConnell Air Force Base in preparation for the KC-46A Pegasus air refueling tanker, it's nearly complete. … Click to Continue »

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Spirit AeroSystems is progressing on a plan to put a greater emphasis on its parts fabrication and defense businesses, including establishing a dedicated facility at its plant in south Wichita. … Click to Continue »

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Airbus – http://www.airbus.com/company/americas/

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The newest Airbus facility in the U.S., and the largest in terms of people-power, is in Wichita, Kansas. Airbus North America Engineering, Inc. opened in Spring 2002, is the first design and engineering venture for Airbus in North America and hosts some 140 engineers on the newest and largest Airbus aircraft: the A380.

 

Boeing Airplane Company – http://boeing.mediaroom.com/

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The newest Airbus facility in the U.S., and the largest in terms of people-power, is in Wichita, Kansas. Airbus North America Engineering, Inc. opened in Spring 2002, is the first design and engineering venture for Airbus in North America and hosts some 140 engineers on the newest and largest Airbus aircraft: the A380.

 

Boeing Defense, Space & Security – http://www.boeing.com/boeing/bds/

Boeing Defense, Space & Security working in partnership with its customers and focusing on network-centric, capability-driven solutions, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is transforming business and military operations to address a rapidly changing world. The seven customer-facing business units are Aerospace Support, Air Force Systems, Army Systems, Missile Defense Systems, NASA Systems, Naval Systems and Space Intelligence Systems.

 

Bombardier Aerospace/Learjet – http://press.businessaircraft.bombardier.com/en/press_release.jsp

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Encompassing Learjet, Canadair, deHavilland, and Shorts… as the world’s third largest civil aircraft manufacturer. The company designs, markets and supports the world’s broadest line of business jets, from the Learjet 31A Light Jet to the ultra long-range Bombardier Global Express. Wichita is the production site for Learjet aircraft as well as one of seven Business Aviation Service Centers and the dedicated center for all of the company’s aircraft certification flight-testing.

 

Cessna Aircraft – http://www.cessna.com/company-info/newsroom-and-events

Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation encompasses the largest company-owned service network in the world with 21 facilities. The Wichita, Kansas operation hosts the Cessna Aircraft products along with the line of Beechcraft and Hawker Aircraft.

 

Beechcraft AT-6 Light Attack – http://beechcraft.com/defense/at-6/

Beechcraft AT-6 Light Attack

The AT-6 is a multi-role, multi-mission aircraft system designed to meet a wide spectrum of warfighter needs. Brought to you by the same company that delivered the USAF T-6A and USN T-6B, this proven performer is designed to accommodate 95 percent of the aircrew population – the widest range in its class.

 

Textron AirLand – http://www.scorpionjet.com/

Textron AirLand

Textron AirLand, LLC is a Textron (NYSE:TXT) business focused on designing and manufacturing an affordable, capable jet platform based on commercially available technologies and processes for the tactical military jet aviation market.

 

Spirit AeroSystems – http://www.spiritaero.com/Media.aspx

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Wichita, Kansas is the headquarters for Spirit AeroSystems, having been purchased by the Onex Corp. from Boeing Commercial Airplanes in June, 2005. In addition to Wichita, the Company has operations in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma. Spirit AeroSystems is the world’s largest Tier 1 supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components.


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