October 19, 2010
Just days after Hawker Beechcraft machinists rejected a contract, many are concerned about the future of thousands of Wichita jobs.
But, the leader of one of Wichita’s largest employers says it makes no sense for companies to fly out of Wichita. Those comments came Tuesday at the National Business Aviation Association Meeting in Atlanta.
It’s no secret that Wichitans are worried about the future of jobs here. But, business must go and that’s what taking place at the conference.
Both Hawker and Cessna are talking about new planes they will be building in the near future. It is the hope of many that the construction and design of those planes will take place in Wichita.
Cessna’s CEO Jack Pelton says the thought of any company leaving is a risk.
I think it’d be bold and expensive for anyone to move from Wichita,” Pelton said. “It’s very important for the whole industry if it stays centered in Wichita.”