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  • Brinkmanship with jobs

    02/07/2011 8:00:31 PM PST · by kathsua · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Hutchinson News ^ | 2/05/11 | H. Edward Flentje
    Most Wichita-area residents breathed a sigh of relief last December when former Gov. Mark Parkinson, along with city and county officials, inked a $45 million deal for aviation manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft to maintain 4,000 jobs in Wichita. The deal was cut after months of community drama in which company officials threatened to uproot the 75-year-old Wichita company and move it, lock, stock and barrel, to Louisiana. The company had also demanded that union contracts be set aside and vowed to send pieces of the company to Mexico. These threats came after Hawker Beechcraft had cut its Kansas workforce by one-third...
  • 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...
  • The unsung plane that REALLY won the Battle of Britain: The Hawker Hurricane...

    07/10/2010 5:50:06 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 74 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10th July 2010 | Leo Mckinstry
    The scene is still one of the most evocative in this island's history: dashing young pilots in their fighter planes, defying the odds as they speed across blue summer skies towards the intruder above southern England. A German aircraft goes into an uncontrollable spin, smoke pouring from its bullet-riddled engine as it plunges to earth. At an RAF station on the ground, the mellifluous voice of Vera Lynn wafts from a nearby wireless. From the House of Commons chamber, Winston Churchill's whisky-soaked growl rouses a nation to resistance at its moment of darkest peril. Seventy years on, the Battle of...
  • Saying goodbye to the 'Mighty Hunter'

    03/29/2010 8:49:30 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 612+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 3/28/2010 | Craig Hoyle
    The UK Royal Air Force will mark the end of an era in its proud maritime patrol heritage on 31 March, when the last of its British Aerospace Nimrod MR2s will be retired from use. Commemorated during a formal ceremony at RAF Kinloss in Scotland late last week, the occasion will bring to an end 41 years of operations with the Nimrod: a type derived from the world's first jet airliner, the ill-fated de Havilland Comet, which first flew in 1949. Having been selected in 1965 to meet the Ministry of Defence's Operational Requirement 381, the original Hawker Siddeley Nimrod...
  • 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.”