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Factory Orders Fall On Sharp Decline In Aircraft

Updated: 10/04/2012 - Orders to U.S. factories fell in August, mostly because of a sharp drop in volatile aircraft orders. The decline offset an increase in orders that reflect corporate investment plans.

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Old Claims Follow Hawker Beechcraft In Bankruptcy

Posted: 09/29/2012 - Former employees of a subcontractor of Hawker Beechcraft sued the company more than five years ago under the False Claims Act, which allows citizens to bring claims on behalf of the government.

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Augusta And Andover Working To Combine Airport

Updated: 09/27/2012 - An airport improvement project in Butler County is gaining altitude. The Augusta Airport is owned entirely by the city of Augusta, but city leaders there think it's time to form an airport authority and share the cost with Andover.

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Sedgwick County Gives Air Show $10,000 'Grant'

Posted: 09/27/2012 - Sedgwick County commissioners have approved a $10,000 grant for this weekend's "Wings Over McConnell" air show but won't be using a special hospitality tent that was to come with the donation.

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Spirit AeroSystems, Union Seek Lawsuit Dismissal

Posted: 09/25/2012 - Spirit AeroSystems and the union representing its engineers are asking a federal court to dismiss the union's claims against the Wichita aircraft company over pension benefits.

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EU: U.S. Still Subsidizing Boeing Despite WTO Move

Posted: 09/25/2012 - The European Union has rejected the U.S. government's claim that it is complying with a World Trade Organization ruling against illegal U.S. subsidies to aerospace giant Boeing Co.

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Flight Attendanct Cited Over Gun At Philly Airport

Posted: 09/24/2012 - Investigators say a flight attendant forgot to take a gun out of her purse before leaving for work and the gun fired at Philadelphia International Airport as a police officer was trying to remove the bullets.

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Long Flight Delays Soared In July

Posted: 09/17/2012 - The government says the number of long delays in July involving planes stuck on airport tarmacs was more than the previous eight months combined.

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Airport Hits Required Passenger Numbers Early

Posted: 09/12/2012 - A new airline route helped the Garden City Regional Airport serve the number of passengers required to secure federal funding earlier than in the past.

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Problems Dogging New High-Tech Air Traffic System

Posted: 09/12/2012 - A high-tech overhaul to the nation's air traffic control system is mostly on track to completion. But so far, it isn't producing the benefits that airlines and passengers expected.

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Defense Executives Bemoan Uncertainty Of Cuts

Posted: 09/10/2012 - The executives from such companies as Lockheed Martin Corp., Raytheon Co., Boeing Co., and Northrop Grumman Corp., said the looming cuts had not affected current contracts.

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