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NTSB issues safety alert following landings at wrong airports

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert on Wednesday on how airplane pilots can avoid landing at the wrong airport, after recent incidents when planes landed on much shorter runways than their intended destinations.

Beechcraft sells two T-6C-Plus trainers to Mexico

Beechcraft Corp. has received an initial order for two T-6C-Plus military trainers to be used by the Mexican Navy, the company said Tuesday.

1940s planes to make dead-of-night trip on Wichita’s streets to museum

In the black of night, two vintage planes will be moved early Wednesday from Yingling Aviation at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport to the Kansas Aviation Museum

Peyton Manning visits Cessna for launch of Citation CJ3-Plus

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was in Wichita on Thursday for Cessna Aircraft’s launch of the Citation CJ3-Plus business jet, an update of its CJ3.

Bombardier offers upbeat sales forecast

Bombardier Inc., one of the world’s leaders in making both planes and trains, provided an upbeat 2016 revenue forecast on Thursday despite its struggles to get its costly new Cseries jetliner into service.

Learjet 85 will fly ‘very very shortly’

Stay tuned.

Aviation analyst sees sign of improving market for business jets

There are signs that an upturn in the demand for smaller business jets is nearing, an aviation analyst wrote Tuesday.

3 Beechcraft executives part of Textron Aviation’s combined new leadership team

Three of 10 former senior leaders at Beechcraft Corp. are part of the new senior leadership team at Textron Aviation, the company forged by a merger of Cessna and Beechcraft, according to an internal memo sent to employees Monday.

Textron deal brings Beech, Cessna full circle

Friday’s closing on Textron’s acquisition of Beechcraft Corp. brings a mix of thoughts, concerns and expectations, local aviation experts said.

Scott Ernest will lead Textron’s merged Cessna and Beechcraft division

Textron has closed its acquisition of Beechcraft Corp., and will merge Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft to form a new segment called Textron Aviation, the company announced Friday.

Air Force releases report on refueling tanker that crashed in Kyrgyzstan in 2013

An Air Force KC-135 refueling tanker that crashed in Kyrgyzstan last year lost its tail, then its right wing, in an uncontrollable high-speed dive before exploding in mid-air, the Air Force said during a report of the findings Thursday.

Eclipse Aerospace announces first Eclipse 550 light jet delivery

Eclipse Aerospace, based in Albuquerque, N.M., has delivered its first Eclipse 550 twin-engine light jet to a customer following government certification, the company announced Wednesday.

AOPA chief: General aviation user fee issue likely to recur

The White House’s budget includes the addition of a $100 per flight user fee on general aviation, a measure that Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association CEO Mark Baker thinks will fail to win congressional approval.

Winglets go long way in saving airlines fuel

Boeing calls the odd-looking upturned wingtips on aircraft “blended winglets,” Airbus calls them “sharklets” and Southwest Airlines, in ads, simply calls them “little doo-hickeys.”

Boeing delays decision on where to build 787-10

Boeing Co has delayed a decision on where it will build the 787-10, the newest version of its 787 Dreamliner, a spokesman confirmed Monday.

Obama’s proposed defense budget would reduce P-8A program

The White House’s 2015 budget request appears to cancel or reduce several defense programs, and if approved would mean a reduction in the number of P-8As to the Navy.

FAA uses website to explain regulations and use of unmanned aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration wants to debunk some misconceptions about FAA regulations regarding unmanned aircraft as it works to come up with a plan for their use in the United States.

Textron gains key FTC approval for acquisition of Beechcraft

Textron’s deal to acquire Wichita’s Beechcraft Corp. is now expected to close this month, earlier than expected when the acquisition was announced in late December.

Boeing, Airbus squeeze suppliers on prices

The world's largest planemakers are soaring these days, fueled by historic demand for new jets that has cranked up their factories to record speeds.

Textron lets 40 contract workers go from Scorpion program

About 40 contract employees, most of them engineers, working on Textron’s Scorpion military project were let go last week as their contracts came to an end, a Textron spokesman confirmed.

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