May 6, 2012 12:00 AM

More ups and downs

Though it was many years and bad decisions in the making, Hawker Beechcraft’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Thursday felt like a punch in the gut for Wichita, creating fresh worries and hard feelings for the workforce and community. But Wichita’s economy and planemaking cluster are bigger than any one company, and the one in this case could well end up stronger.

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