Spirit opens new Five-Axis Center

Spirit AeroSystems president and CEO Tom Gentile, center, speaks at a ceremony Tuesday marking the opening of the company’s Five-Axis Center of Excellence. Spirit AeroSystems officially marked the opening of a new center Tuesday that is part of it


McConnell crews support Red Flag combat exercise

Crews from McConnell Air Force Base have spent the past three weeks coordinating the air refueling of more than 80 Navy, Marines and Air Force fighter jets and bombers during the Red Flag air-to-air combat exercise held at Nellis Air Force Base in

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‘Oh Happy Day’ flag signaled a good day at the office for Beech aircraft executives

Editor’s note: For 35 years, Al Higdon was an observer of and a participant in many of business aviation’s biggest moments as a communications executive at Beech and Learjet and cofounder of Sullivan Higdon & Sink ad agency. In an occasional series of columns that begins today, he will recount some of his experiences. This column originally appeared in Professional Pilot magazine and is reprinted with permission.

This Wichita airman’s idea could save the Air Force $132 million

Air Force Master Sgt. Bartek Bachleda’s idea to prevent neck and back injuries for boom instructors is expected to save the Air Force $132 million a year. The Air Force plans to spend $1.5 million to test his invention.
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