Aviation

October 15, 2009 12:00 AM

The state of Kansas' business aviation industry

Nobody saw this coming. Thousands of jobs lost. Production cuts. Furloughs. The cancellation of a major new aircraft program. The global financial crisis hit the business jet market hard and fast and put Wichita's lifeblood industry in an agonizing free fall. A year later, there is evidence that the global economy is in the early stages of recovery. But for business aviation and Wichita planemakers, the climb back will be long and slow.

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