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Textron’s Beechcraft acquisition ‘everything we expected,’ says CEO (VIDEOS)

Textron’s acquisition of Beechcraft Corp. and the subsequent merger of Beechcraft and Cessna is going well, Textron CEO Scott Donnelly said in an interview at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Airbus leads Boeing in orders announced at Farnborough

Airbus Group extended its lead over Boeing on the second day of the Farnborough Air Show by pulling in a record deal for single-aisle jets and bolstering sales of its new wide-body A330neo.

Bombardier exec sees brighter outlook for smaller business jets (VIDEOS)

It's been a slow recovery for the light end of the business jet market, but in the last three months the prospects for planemakers have grown a little brighter, Eric Martel, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, said Tuesday during a break at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Textron’s Scorpion attracts attention at Farnborough (VIDEOS)

Textron AirLand's new Scorpion tactical jet is getting a lot of attention at the static display at this week's Farnborough International Airshow.

Airbus kicks off Farnborough air show with A330neo launch

Airbus announced the launch of its A330neo, an upgraded A330 to compete with Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, as the Farnborough International Airshow kicked off Monday.

Spirit AeroSystems’ aftermarket, support and service business on display at Farnborough

Spirit AeroSystems is highlighting its aftermarket, support and service business at its exhibit this week at the Farnborough International Airshow outside London.

Interns take wing in Cessna program

For Daniel Tou, it’s been a bit of a dream summer.

Wichita planemakers aiming high at international air show

Wichita will be on display to Europe and the world this week when the Farnborough International Airshow opens outside London on Monday.

Kansas Aviation Expo to expand its agenda and geography in its 2nd year

The second annual Kansas Aviation Expo will feature a Fly Kansas Air Tour, career expo and a day-long aviation business session to highlight the role aviation plays in Kansas and to promote aviation education.

Homeland Security request could spur order for more Beechcraft King Air planes

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to add up to 40 surveillance aircraft to boost protection of the nation’s borders, according to a request for information.

Boeing raises 20-year forecast for new jet demand

Boeing Co. raised its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in Asia.

GlobalParts buys aviation-related company in Oklahoma

GlobalParts Group, based in Augusta, has bought the assets of Tulakes Aero in Bethany, Okla., and incorporated them into a new division called Global Parts Aero Structures.

United Airlines to outsource 600 airport jobs, including in Wichita

United Airlines is outsourcing more than 600 jobs at 12 airports around the country, including Wichita, to cut costs while adding jobs at other airports.

Boeing, Spirit assess next steps for dealing with 737 fuselages on derailed train (VIDEO)

A team from Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems continued to assess damage Monday to six Boeing 737 fuselages that were on a train that derailed on its way to Boeing’s final assembly plant in Renton, Wash.

Photo touted as latest clue to Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

The photo is, mostly, unremarkable. It shows an airplane looming darkly on a runway at Miami Municipal Airport in the spectral shadows just before dawn – probably a test as the photographer waited for the money shot moments later, when the aircraft would lift off with famed aviator Amelia Earhart at its controls, unknowingly headed to a mysterious appointment with fate.

Boeing fuselages to be pulled from Montana river

Crews on Sunday will attempt to remove three Boeing 737 fuselages that tumbled down a steep bank and into the Clark Fork River in western Montana after a train derailed.

Restored Beaumont Hotel taking off with pilots, motorcyclists

On a glorious Saturday morning, Ben VanKampen, flew his 1957 Piper Pacer from Newton to the little town of Beaumont deep in the Flint Hills.

Derailment dumps Boeing fuselages in Montana river

Montana Rail Link spokeswoman Lynda Frost says 19 cars from a westbound train derailed at about 4 p.m. Thursday. No injuries were reported and the cause of the derailment is under investigation.

Tankers bring host of contracting opportunities to McConnell Air Force Base

Contracting opportunities at McConnell Air Force Base have ramped up for area businesses as the southeast Wichita installation prepares for the first of 36 new KC-46A air refueling tankers.

Ducommun wins Boeing contract; work to be done in Parsons

Aircraft supplier Ducommun has received a contract from Boeing to produce engine inlet bulkheads for Boeing’s 737 MAX, an upgraded 737 with new engines, at its Parsons facility.

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