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Boeing to deliver extra P-8A aircraft to Navy

The Navy has ordered its first production lot of P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing in a $2.4 billion contract, according to Boeing officials.

Landings at wrong airports are lessons in what not to do

Two highly publicized airliner landings at wrong airports created a lot of discussion among pilots, flight departments, flight instructors and even some passengers.

Report: GKN still interested in Spirit’s Okla. plants

British-based GKN remains interested in Spirit AeroSystems’ Oklahoma facilities that are up for sale, according to a Bloomberg report Tuesday.

Learjet 85 moves a step closer to making first test flight

Bombardier Learjet has obtained the first flight test permit from the Federal Aviation Administration for the first Learjet 85 flight test airplane.

GAMA: Cessna and Learjet saw declines in deliveries in 2013; Beechcraft deliveries rose

General aviation aircraft deliveries in 2013 present a mixed picture of the industry.

CEO: Sped-up schedule means “moving a lot of metal’ at Spirit AeroSystems

It’s been an intense few months for Spirit AeroSystems CEO Larry Lawson, who joined the company in April 2013.

Cessna’s Citation Latitude makes first flight

Cessna Aircraft’s new midsize business jet, the Citation Latitude, made its maiden flight on Tuesday, a milestone in the development program.

Bombardier forecasts more plane deliveries in 2014

Delays in Bombardier’s Learjet 85 midsize jet program have focused around systems integration issues in making sure all the systems in the plane are responding the way they should, Pierre Beaudoin, president and CEO of Bombardier, said in a conference call Thursday.

NIAR partners with national group to develop training for technical workers

The National Institute of Aviation Research at Wichita State University is partnering with RTCA, formerly known as the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, to develop and conduct training for the organization.

Cessna ends marketing for its Skycatcher

In October, Cessna Aircraft CEO Scott Ernest told a crowded room of journalists in Las Vegas that its Skycatcher had “no future.”

Complaints against airlines down 14% in 2013

Complaints filed by air travelers about commercial airlines dropped by 14 percent in 2013, compared with the previous year, according to federal statistics released Tuesday.

Cessna announces first sale of Citation CJ4 jets in Japan

Cessna Aircraft expects increased demand for business aviation in southeast Asia, the company said as the Singapore Airshow opens.

Planemakers focus on growth as Singapore air show begins

Bombardier forecasts demand for about 1,000 business jets in the Asia-Pacific region, driven by replacement demand in mature countries and new demand for emerging countries, the company said.

Beechcraft finishes 2013 with big boost in deliveries

Beechcraft said it had a strong finish to 2013, with a 50 percent increase in deliveries during the last three months of the year.

Boeing nearing crunch time in bid to keep Super Hornet alive

One of the most important assembly lines here is getting pretty short.

Spirit AeroSystems’ big losses surprise analysts

Spirit AeroSystems – Wichita’s largest private employer – recorded a net loss of $587 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, in part because of additional charges on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program, the company reported Thursday.

2014 outlook for business jet market looking up

It’s been a long time coming, but growth in the business jet market appears set to resume this year.

Hawker 400XPR jets undergoing upgrades

The first jets undergoing upgrades in Beechcraft’s Hawker 400XPR upgrade program are nearing final modifications, the company reports.

Boeing begins 737 production at increased rate

Boeing is starting assembly this week of the first 737 to be built at an increased rate of 42 per month, or more than 500 a year – the highest production rate to date.

Southwest gets $2.52 million in subsidies, will add flights in fall

Southwest Airlines for the first time has tapped into the state’s Affordable Airfares program to help underwrite losses on its Wichita service.

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