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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.

Cessna announces full assembly line flow for Citation Latitude

Full assembly line flow has begun in Wichita on Cessna Aircraft’s Citation Latitude midsize business jet, the company reports.

Unions ask Spirit to address work rumors about sale, security guards

Rumors running wild at Spirit AeroSystems about the hiring of more than 100 security guards with stun guns and riot gear aren’t true, said Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer.

Aviation volunteers transport 17 Kansas Special Olympics athletes to USA Games in N.J.

More than 250 Textron Aviation volunteers, elected officials and others turned out Saturday to send off 17 Kansas Special Olympic athletes and their coaches to the week-long USA Games in New Jersey.

Settlement reached in pension suit against Boeing, union says

The parties in a class-action lawsuit filed in 2005 by former Boeing Wichita workers and the unions that represent them have reached a tentative settlement, according to one of the unions.

Union asks Spirit AeroSystems to respond to rumors

Spirit AeroSystems’ engineering and professional and technical union has asked the company to respond to rumors that are circulating around the plant concerning talk about a sale of detail parts fabrication and non-Boeing-related assembly work.

Spirit celebrates the 5,000th 737 fuselage built for Boeing

Spirit AeroSystems celebrated the completion of its 5,000th Boeing Next-Generation 737 fuselage inside the plant Wednesday morning.

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