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Wichita Aviation Industry Looks Back At 2008

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Record jet sales and deliveries made 2008 look golden until October. An aviation expert says it’ll likely be a decade before Wichita aviation sees such a high point again.

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Belite Aircraft Makes First Flight

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Piloted by James Wiebe, who designed it to comply with FAR Part 103 weight and regulatory requirements, the new Belite aircraft made a successful first flight on Saturday, July 4, 2009.

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Textron: Cessna Citation Columbus Program Killed

Updated: 07/11/2009 - The parent company of Wichita-based Cessna has filed a brief with the Securities and Exchange Commission that explains that the company is canceling plans to build the new business jet.

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Boeing Buys Vought Plant

Posted: 07/07/2009 - Boeing will pay $580 million in cash for a South Carolina plant where the company's 787 Dreamliner planes are built.

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Building Acquired For Potential B-29 Museum

Updated: 07/07/2009 - Those pushing for a museum dedicated to central Kansas' role in training B-29 bombers during World War II are celebrating another step in making the museum a reality.

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Boeing Deliveries Remain Steady

Posted: 07/02/2009 - Boeing delivered 125 commercial jets in the second quarter, down one from the same period in 2008.

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Spirit/Boeing Complete 3,000th 737 Fuselage

Posted: 07/01/2009 - It's been a rough couple of months for workers at Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita. But Wednesday, they finally had something to celebrate.

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Qantas Cancels Order For Boeing 787s

Posted: 06/26/2009 - Qantas Airways said Friday it had canceled orders for 15 Boeing 787s and delayed the delivery of a further 15 aircraft

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Virgin Atlantic Orders 10 Airbus A330s

Posted: 06/22/2009 - Airbus says Virgin Atlantic Airways has ordered 10 Airbus A330-300 passenger jets worth more than $2 billion at list prices.

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More Layoff Notices Handed Out At Cessna Today

Updated: 06/19/2009 - Roughly 800 people received 60-day layoff WARN notices at Cessna today. But remaining employees also won’t return for another month as today is the last paid day under a four-week furlough.

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Airbus Signs Order For 50 Jets With Wizz Air

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Airbus says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Central and Eastern European low-cost carrier Wizz Air for the sale of 50 A320 single aisle jets.

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Boeing Gets First Paris Air Show Order

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Boeing Co. says it has won an order for two of its updated 737-800 jets from aircraft leasing company MC Aviation Partners, the U.S. planemaker's first jet order to be announced at the Paris Air Show.

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28 New Orders For Sukhoi Superjet At Paris Air Show

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Sukhoi has notched up 28 more orders for its new Superjet 100 regional airliner, a day after signing a letter of intent with Hungarian national carrier Malev for 30 aircraft.

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