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Hawker Beechcraft joins World Economic Forum

WICHITA — Hawker Beechcraft Corp. announced today that it was admitted into the World Economic Forum's Community of Global Growth Companies, which has a membership of more than 300 companies from over 60 countries. The company said this is recognition that the company has become a global business. Company execs are in Shanghai, right now.

 "As membership is by invitation only, our inclusion into such a prestigious establishment is a huge honor and we look forward to drawing inspiration from other members to use as a foundation for even further expansion on an international scale," said Shawn Vick, Chairman and CEO, Hawker Beechcraft International. "We hope we can forge strong partnerships with like-minded companies to meet demand from our customers in Asia."

More importantly, it rates a more exclusive ticket at the annual Big Think-a-thon at Davos, Switzerland in January.