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The B-52 Gets A Technology Makeover

Updated: 05/22/2009 - B-52's have been the backbone of American air defense for more than fifty years. Now, they are being fitted with the latest technology to extend the Air Force legend's life even longer.

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Boeing Lays Off 300 Workers

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The Boeing Co. is issuing 300 layoff notices companywide Friday. Info from KAKE's news partner, The Wichita Business Journal.

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Cessna Expecting More Jet Order Cancellations

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The chief of Textron, Lewis Cambell, parent company of Cessna, says Cessna could see more jet order cancellations. The orders in most doubt are from NetJets, the largest buyer of business jets.

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Bell Helicopter To Hold Wichita Job Fair

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Bell Helicopter representatives will be visiting Wichita today with the intent to hire for the large production ramp up of their highly successful V-22 Osprey, UH-1Y Huey and the AH-1Z SuperCobra Programs in the Amarillo and Fort Worth areas.

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Government Watchdog Pans FAA Safety Reporting Program

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The aim was to encourage airline employees to voluntarily report safety errors. But a government audit has found that the Aviation Safety Action Program was a "missed opportunity," providing little useful information.

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Spirit AeroSystems Cuts Independent Contractors

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Contract engineers at Spirit Aerosystems are being let go in large part due to the suspension of the Cessna Columbus program which this site was being prepared for. An estimated 25% of about 300 independent contractors are being cut.

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AirTran To Offer Wireless Internet On Flights

Posted: 05/12/2009 - AirTran Airways announced today that it will be the first major airline to offer passengers wireless, broadband Internet access on every flight.

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Boeing Orders Fall By 70%

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Boeing received orders for 17 commercial planes last month. That compares with orders for 58 planes during the same month last year.

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Flight Schools Suffer In Economic Slump

Posted: 05/04/2009 - The slumping economy is forcing student pilots in North America to put their dreams of flying on hold, a trend that is placing a financial chokehold on flight schools.

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Aviation Industry In Kansas Is Suffering

Posted: 05/03/2009 - The aviation manufacturing industry in Kansas has been hit by the recession. But so far, employment in the industry hasn't fallen to the levels it reached after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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