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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry Growing

Updated: 04/21/2009 - The unmanned aerial vehicle industry is seen as an emerging market. UAVs, for short, could be a part of the answer for Wichita’s aircraft industry, which is currently going through one of its worst slumps.

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NTSB Wants Light Plane Grounded

Posted: 04/14/2009 - Federal safety officials want to ground a type of light sport plane they say breaks apart in flight.

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Local Effects On Boeing Production Cuts

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Sluggish demand for Boeing-built planes will eventually catch up with its production rates. The question is, how will these cuts affect work in Wichita?

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New Task Force Formed To Curb Bird Strikes

Updated: 04/10/2009 - It's called a miracle -- a commercial aircraft making a "successful water landing" after striking a flock of birds. Now that so-called lucky strike is putting the focus on potential problems in the air capital...

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Boeing Cutting Some Production Rates

Updated: 04/09/2009 - Boeing says it's cutting production of some jetliners next year because of weak market conditions amid the global economic slowdown.

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Report: Kuwaiti Firm Bidding On Textron, Cessna

Updated: 04/09/2009 - A consortium of United Arab Emirates companies and a Kuwaiti firm is close to a deal to buy US aircraft manufacturer and defense contractor Textron Inc, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Thursday.

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New Tanker Competition Slated For Summer

Posted: 04/07/2009 - Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to try again this summer to pick a defense contractor to build a badly needed replacement for the Air Force's 50-year-old fleet of aerial refueling planes.

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Eclipse Owners Want Hawker To Maintain Jets

Posted: 04/07/2009 - A group of Eclipse 500 owners are in negotiations with Hawker Beechcraft Corp. to maintain and upgrade about 260 jets that were produced by the former Eclipse Aviation Corp.

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More Layoffs At Bombardier

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Another 3,000 jobs are out at Bombardier and the company says 470 of those will be in Wichita.

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