Blue Chip UAS, a drone services company whose Altus UAV is pictured here, struggled to secure new contracts and its business has been put on hold, the result of an evolving and highly competitive drone industry.
Blue Chip UAS, a drone services company whose Altus UAV is pictured here, struggled to secure new contracts and its business has been put on hold, the result of an evolving and highly competitive drone industry. Travis Heying File photo
Blue Chip UAS, a drone services company whose Altus UAV is pictured here, struggled to secure new contracts and its business has been put on hold, the result of an evolving and highly competitive drone industry. Travis Heying File photo

Drone business changes as Kansas tries to make state more attractive

August 10, 2017 09:20 AM

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    Spirit AeroSystems plans to add more than 1,000 jobs over the two years, President and CEO Tom Gentile announced Wednesday. It also plans $1 billion in new capital investment at its Wichita site over five years, he said. Gentile said the company needs to grow and is out of room. ( Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle/Dec. 6, 2017)