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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.

Boeing to sell thousands of items at auction to be held by McCurdy

As it readies to shut down its operations in Wichita, Boeing will sell thousands of items through a surplus assets auction on July 22.

Fidelity to change up leadership at Oklahoma bank

Fidelity Bank on Friday announced some top leadership changes at Oklahoma Fidelity Bank that will affect one of its Wichita executives.

Spirit AeroSystems reducing N.C. workforce by a ‘small number’

Some salaried workers at Spirit AeroSystems’ Kinston, N.C., plant may be laid off as one of its major programs there transitions from development to production.

First Citation X-Plus delivered as aircraft earns FAA type certification

Cessna’s Citation X-Plus has won FAA type certification, the company said Thursday.

Cessna gets FAA certification for deicing system on TTx

A Cessna Aircraft system that helps protect propeller aircraft from icing has received FAA certification, the company announced Wednesday.

Aviation consultant discounts report of Emirates’ interest in 747-8

A Bloomberg report that Boeing is pitching its 747-8 to Emirates Airlines led some to hope that the struggling program was about to get a shot in the arm.

Aviation cluster must innovate, globalize, train, says study

If Wichita is to remain a key aviation cluster for years to come, it must continue to innovate, globalize, and train and keep talent.

Sale of Spirit’s Oklahoma sites appears closer, according to business publication

The sale of Spirit AeroSystems’ Oklahoma sites appears to be getting close, with GKN plc the likely buyer for wing assembly operations, according to a new report in The Deal, a publication that tracks business deals.

Ground-breaking ceremony set for hangars to house McConnell’s new tankers

A ground-breaking ceremony will be held June 30 at McConnell Air Force Base for the $197 million construction of hangars at the base in preparation for the arrival of new refueling tankers.

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