Officials at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS, say the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker is scheduled for delivery Jan. 25, 2019. The new aircraft will be used by the air refueling wing in military operations.
Spirit AeroSystems is planning to hire an additional 1,400 people next year in Wichita, president and CEO Tom Gentile said during a press conference. This is on top of the 1,000 new positions already announced.
Spirit AeroSystems announced Wednesday that it will be adding 1,400 new jobs in Wichita next year. The average salary for the new jobs will be $56,000 a year, said Keturah Austin, senior spokesperson for Spirit.
The KC-46 Pegasus fuselage trainer at McConnell Air Force Base is a replica of the KC-46 main cargo deck from the forward entry door to the aft of the rear entry door. It includes no wings, tail or cockpit.
The B-29 "Doc," originally built in Wichita in 1944, and restored to its former glory over a 16-year span starting in 2000, was parked in a new hangar built exclusively for it, for the first time on Tuesday. (Nov. 13, 2018)
You may hear alarms and sirens next week at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, military officials said. The annual readiness training exercise will simulate operations in a “stressful deployed environment.”
Bombardier announced a series of actions as part of its third quarter 2018 earnings Thursday, including eliminating 5,000 jobs, and selling its business aircraft training unit and turboprop airliner program.