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Wichita hosts ‘homecoming’ of Beechcraft Bonanza owners

More than 500 owners and operators of Wichita-built Bonanza airplanes are in Wichita this week for a “homecoming” and trade show.

Onex to sell some of its Spirit AeroSystems stock

Spirit AeroSystems is planning a public secondary offering of 8.17 million shares of class A common stock, the company announced Wednesday.

Small crew ties up loose ends as Boeing prepares to close Wichita site

The final Air Force jet to receive maintenance at Boeing Wichita, an E-4B, flew out of Wichita last Thursday.

Spirit AeroSystems said to be exploring sale of fabrication work

Spirit AeroSystems appears to be exploring the sale of its metal fabrication work to an outside company, sources have told The Eagle.

Bombardier receives city approval on bond letter request

Bombardier Learjet took a step closer Tuesday to spending more than $50 million to expand and modernize its plant in west Wichita.

Boeing looking at Mid-Continent Airport for Dreamlifter center

Boeing Co. is exploring whether to open a Dreamlifter Operations Center at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, an airport official said Tuesday.

Wheels Up finalizes deal for 10 Cessna jets

Wheels Up, a membership-based flight club for private business aircraft passengers, has finalized a deal with Textron Aviation for 10 factory custom refurbished Cessna business jets for its program.

Aviation industry marks 100th anniversary of world’s first commercial flight

The aviation industry is marking 100 years since the first scheduled commercial flight took off, making a 23-minute journey across Florida’s Tampa Bay.

Historic biplanes flock to Stearman fly-in in Benton

Owners of historic Stearman biplanes are gathering this weekend for a fly-in at the Lloyd Stearman Airport in Benton.

Final Air Force plane maintained at Boeing facility leaves Wichita

It’s the end of an era.

Analyst sees increase in business jet activity in April

Business jet flight activity rose in April, compared to April of 2013, with increases across all three cabin classes of jets, according to a new analyst report.

Federal designation could mean economic, manufacturing development money to Wichita, south Kansas

Significant federal money might come to Wichita and south Kansas in the next two years for economic and manufacturing development, according to an announcement Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Aerion makes design changes in supersonic business jet

Aerion has revamped the design of its supersonic business jet to a larger-cabin, three-engine model that can fly farther, a redesign made to meet changes in the market, company officials say.

Analyst: Textron could consolidate its lineup of Cessna and Beechcraft models

Textron Aviation – which includes Cessna Aircraft and Beechcraft Corp. – could consolidate some of the products in its portfolio, writes aviation consultant Rolland Vincent of Rolland Vincent Associates.

Bombardier courting operators in emerging markets

Bombardier Inc., the world’s second-biggest maker of corporate jets by revenue, is courting air-charter services in emerging markets amid rising global demand for private planes.

Export-Import Bank sets $2 billion goal for U.S.-built aircraft

The Export-Import Bank of the United States announced a new goal of $2 billion in financing for U.S.-built business planes and helicopters by the end of 2014.

GlobalParts Group of Augusta acquires type certificate of Meyers Model 200

GlobalParts Group of Augusta has acquired the type certificate and assets of the Meyers Aircraft Model 200 type design, a plane that has set a number of speed records in its class.

Cessna’s Citation Latitude takes another step toward FAA certification

Cessna Aircraft’s Citation Latitude midsize business jet has received type inspection authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration, and the first production airplane has joined the flight test program.

Spirit AeroSystems eager to apply expertise to military market

Inside the gray walls of a high-security research and development laboratory at Spirit AeroSystems, work on a variety of materials and processes is underway.

Boeing reaches 2,000 mark for 737 Max orders

Boeing has received more than 2,000 orders for its 737 Max single-aisle airplane, an upgraded version of its popular 737, the company said Tuesday.

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