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Wind Tips Learjet, Fuel Tank Ruptures, Leaks

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Authorities say two people are uninjured after a fuel tank on a small jet ruptured and leaked while landing at Kansas City's general aviation airport.

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County Readies Workforce For Recovery

Updated: 02/23/2009 - Our area is seeing the effects of the faltering economy, evidenced by the recent aviation layoffs. Even so, Sedgwick County is gearing up for an aircraft recovery.

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Business Jet Sales Fall

Updated: 02/17/2009 - The General Aviation Manufacturers Association says shipments of general-aviation planes fell 7.1% last year.

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Hawker Gives Detroit CEOs Lesson In Efficiency

Posted: 02/12/2009 - If the three Detroit CEOs had arrived in Washington in the Beechcraft King Air 350, they might have received a warmer reception from their legislative hosts.

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Aviation Industry Under Attack

Posted: 02/12/2009 - One local aviation company is fighting back as it comes under attack during Congressional hearings in Washington DC.

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Mechanic Accused Of Selling Stolen Aircraft Parts

Updated: 02/06/2009 - Diego Alejandro Paz Teran, 31, Wichita, is charged with one count of selling stolen aircraft parts. The crime is alleged to have occurred from August 2008 through Jan. 30, 2009, in Sedgwick County.

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Boeing Jet Deliveries Virtually Flat in January

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Boeing Co. says its commercial jet deliveries rose slightly in January compared with the same month last year, but orders for new airplanes fell sharply, reflecting weaker demand amid the global economic slowdown.

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McConnell AFB Gets New Residents

Posted: 01/31/2009 - An influx of more than 640 people at McConnell Air Force Base will likely mean a boost for the region's economy.

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Nebraska Family Refiles Lawsuit Against Cessna

Posted: 01/30/2009 - A Bellevue, Nebraska pilot and his family have refiled a lawsuit alleging a Cessna aircraft's poor design led to a 2007 crash that left him disabled.

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SPEEA Urges Members To Reject Boeing's Offer

Updated: 01/30/2009 - Negotiators for the union representing 700 engineers at Boeing's military aircraft plant in Wichita are urging workers to reject the company's so-called final offer.

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Layoffs Also Affect Cessna's Independence Plant

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The Cessna layoffs in Kansas are not just impacting the Wichita plant, but also the plant in Independence, as 200 workers there learn they will lose their jobs.

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SPEEA to Hold News Conference Friday

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The union representing technical and professional employees at Boeing has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning. The union and the company have been in contract talks since mid-November.

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