Wichita Group To Meet With Potential Hawker Buyer

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Wichita delegation plans to meet with the potential buyer of Hawker Beechcraft during a five-city business development trip to China.

Mayor Carl Brewer wants to ask Superior Aviation Beijing whether the work and employees will remain in Wichita, should the deal go through. Brewer, the delegation he's leading and Hawker Beechcraft representatives will be on hand for Monday's meeting with Superior's chairman.

Hawker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May, and Superior signed an initial agreement in July to buy the aircraft manufacturer. The agreement won't include the company's defense business.

In late 2010, the city, county and state forged a $45 million incentive package to keep Hawker Beechcraft from leaving Wichita. That's one thing Brewer will tout during the meeting.


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