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  • Little Hope For Beechcraft In USAF Dispute

    06/14/2013 9:07:26 AM PDT · by KMR · 49 replies
    FORBES ^ | June 12, 2013 | Kenneth Rapoza
    Beechcraft hopes Congress will get involved to kill a U.S. Air Force contract with its Brazilian rival Embraer to make $431 million worth of fighter planes for Afghanistan.
  • Bid Exclusion Puzzles Aerospace Firms (Obama is Stalin)

    11/25/2011 1:10:50 PM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | November 23, 2011 | François Shalom
    <p>Of all the sordid machinations conjured up by the sinister, mad-cow-disease ravaged brains that characterize the demented left wing, liberal mindset, the most heinously cynical blood-libel of them all, was the Bush is Hitler meme, that was spread across the political landscape like fresh manure on roaming farmland.An unusual turn of events on a U.S. military procurement contract has lightly side-swiped three of Quebec’s largest aerospace firms.</p>
  • Obama Admin informs Beechcraft of aircraft loss in favor of Brazilian firm with ties to Iran

    11/21/2011 1:38:46 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 68 replies · 3+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 21, 2011 | Jeff Head
    The Obama Administration has notified Hawker Beechcraft Corp. that its Beechcraft AT-6 has been excluded from competition to build a light attack aircraft, a contract worth nearly $1 billion, the company said. The company had hoped to its AT-6, an armed version of its T-6 trainer, would be chosen for the Light Air Support Counter Insurgency aircraft for the Afghanistan National Army Corps. The chosen aircraft also would be used as a light attack armed reconnaissance aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. The piston planes are designed for counterinsurgency, close air support, armed overwatch and homeland security, The Wichita Eagle...
  • 5 Killed, 1 Injured In Long Beach [CA] Plane Crash

    03/16/2011 7:03:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs ^ | March 16, 2011 11:01 AM
    Five people were killed Wednesday and another person was injured when a twin-engine plane crashed after departing from Long Beach Municipal Airport. The Beechcraft King Air crashed in the northwest portion of the airport at 10:30 a.m., according to the Long Beach Fire Department. An FAA spokesperson said the plane caught fire after crashing. Authorities said the plane, which was owned by local businessman Thomas F. Dean, was headed to Salt Lake City. A spokesperson for Dean says that Dean, Jeff Berger, Mark Bixby, an unidentified pilot and another passenger are among those dead. The spokesperson also said that passenger...
  • Union: Hawker may make massive cuts (Wichita, KS: Beechcraft)

    07/15/2010 7:28:34 AM PDT · by avg_freeper · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Wichta Eagle ^ | Thu, Jul. 15, 2010 | MOLLY McMILLIN
    Union officials said Wednesday that Hawker Beechcraft is considering moving work out of Wichita that could shrink its hourly work force 50 to 75 percent over the next two years. Union and company leaders met Wednesday about the future of the Wichita facility and its jobs, the union said. "The outlook given by the company was bleak for the future," Machinists District 70 president Steve Rooney said in a letter to workers. "The picture we are getting is of a Hawker Beechcraft Wichita that will shrink almost immediately down to 25 percent or more within two years, without a guarantee...
  • Hawker hit with large cancellation ( NetJets )

    12/15/2009 6:12:02 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 734+ views
    Wichita Eagle ^ | Dec. 15, 2009 | MOLLY McMILLIN
    Hawker Beechcraft announced Monday that fractional ownership company NetJets has canceled a "significant" number of aircraft it had on order. The cancellations will reduce Hawker Beechcraft's backlog by $2.6 billion and represent 90 percent of the aircraft that NetJets has on order with Hawker Beechcraft. The planes were to have been delivered over several years beginning in 2011. So far this year, NetJets has canceled 12 aircraft it had on order and deferred delivery of all jets it was scheduled to receive this year and next until the end of 2010. Hawker Beechcraft has said that NetJets wasn't expected to...
  • Hawker to eliminate 2,300 positions

    02/04/2009 10:51:49 AM PST · by Spokane · 4 replies · 242+ views
    Wichita Business Journal ^ | Tuesday, February 3, 2009 | Josh Heck
    In his letter, Schuster also cited problems with the government’s stimulus package, which he said fails to loosen credit markets, and a slowing of orders from previously high-volume business segments. Schuster also blamed the media and some politicians who have cast general aviation as “a wasteful extravagance instead of a critical business tool and the source of millions of American jobs.”
  • US Air National Guard to trial Beechcraft AT-6 for counter-insurgency

    12/06/2007 11:16:57 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 43 replies · 1,517+ views
    Flight International ^ | 06/12/07 | Stephen Trimble
    US Air National Guard to trial Beechcraft AT-6 for counter-insurgency By Stephen Trimble The US Air National Guard has received special funds to stage a demonstration of the turboprop-powered Hawker Beechcraft AT-6 for the domestic security and counter-insurgency mission. Kansas-based Senator Sam Brownback earmarked $3 million for the ANG to demonstrate the capabilities of the AT-6, which is assembled in Wichita, Kansas. The AT-6 is among at least four contenders to fill an emerging role in US and foreign airborne inventories for a dedicated counter-insurgency aircraft. The US Air Force is conducting a competition for such an aircraft on behalf...
  • Massachusetts Pilot Who Perished 4/4/03 Is Laid To Rest

    04/10/2003 4:06:59 PM PDT · by dansangel · 37 replies · 282+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/10/2003 | Peter Demarco
    <p>It didn't matter what you put in Robert A. Monaco's hands -- a canoe paddle, a garden shovel, or the controls of a King Air B200 twin-engine airplane. So long as it kept him busy, he was at his happiest, friends and family said.</p>