The Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013, which aims to streamline the certification process for small airplanes, last week unanimously passed the Senate, which made some minor changes and sent it back to the House of Representatives, where it’s expected to pass.
Braving the cooler weather, aviation enthusiasts turned out for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Local Chapter 88 50th annual fly-in at the Newton City/County Airport on Saturday.
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s local Chapter 88 is celebrating 50 years with a fly-in Saturday at the Newton City/County Airport that includes flights on a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor and a variety of activities.
The bulk of the Federal Aviation Administration safety staff members who inspect airports, aircraft and pilots will be furloughed – at least, initially – because of the government shutdown.
“Today is Day 1 of being shipwrecked,” a survival trainer told a group of pilots and aviation professionals at the pool at the Hyatt Regency hotel Monday afternoon.
Spirit AeroSystems plans to hire hundreds of mechanics as it raises production rates of the Boeing 737 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
The fractional ownership industry has been flat for about five years, which made it a good time for an acquisition, said the head of Directional Aviation Capital, which this month announced it is buying Bombardier’s fractional ownership business, Flexjet.
About 100 pilots, airport operators and other aviation professionals gathered Friday for the inaugural Kansas Aviation Expo held at the National Center for Aviation Training.
Allegiant Air canceled 12 more flights on Monday, including two in its Wichita market, as it continues to overhaul emergency slides on its MD80 aircraft.
The first Airbus A319 passenger jet in American Airlines’ fleet landed at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport on Monday morning to a gaggle of local Airbus workers who helped design its wings.
Textron today announced it has built the prototype of the Scorpion, a small military jet for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and attack.
Cessna Aircraft on Friday announced an order for 79 Cessna 172 Skyhawk single-engine piston aircraft at Moscows JetExpo 2013 exhibition.
In a second round of cuts, Spirit AeroSystems was laying off 150 salaried employees and managers in Wichita Thursday morning, Spirit said.
The National Aviation Hall of Fame will honor the late Dwane Wallace, who rescued Cessna Aircraft from bankruptcy and built it into the largest light aircraft manufacturer in the world, at a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 4.
Cessna Aircraft has delivered its first Cessna TTx single-engine plane to an international buyer, the company announced Tuesday.
Cessna Aircraft is required to pay Canadian supplier Avcorp $27.96 million in a settlement agreement reached by the two sides, Avcorp said Friday.
Wichita-based aerial photographer Paul Bowen has been selected as a 2013 inductee into the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Hall of Fame.
Bombardier has agreed to sell the assets of its fractional ownership business, Flexjet, to a new owner, which placed an substantial order for up to 245 Bombardier business jets, including 55 firm orders for Wichita-built Learjets.
The first flight of the Boeing 787-9, the newest member of Boeings 787 family, is coming soon. And it will have greater implications than normal for a minor model variant, said an industry expert.
Spirit AeroSystems employees interested in taking the company up on its offer of voluntary retirement or voluntary layoff must express interest this week, the company told employees.