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Salina Making Plans To Build Plane Painting Hangar

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Salina is moving toward attracting a business that could compete for a defense contract worth $1.5 billion over 10 years to rebuild and repaint military aircraft.

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SPEEA Members Reject Contract Again

Updated: 03/05/2009 - For the second time, SPEEA engineers at Boeing have voted to reject the company's latest contract offer, but they will not authorize a strike.

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General Dynamics Cutting Plane Production, Jobs

Posted: 03/05/2009 - General Dynamics Corp. says plummeting sales of business and personal jets has forced it to cut production, lay off 1,200 workers and reduce its profit guidance for the year.

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Aviation Cutbacks Trickling Down

Posted: 02/26/2009 - Production cutbacks at Wichita's major aircraft manufacturers are rippling through machine shops and suppliers.

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Cessna Airplane Gains Certification

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Cessna Aircraft Company announced today it has gained full type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the 400 Corvalis TT.

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SPEEA: Strike May Be Inevitable

Updated: 02/24/2009 - The Midwest Director of SPEEA says talks between the union and Boeing have broken down. Bob Brewer tells KAKE News the company wouldn't move on any of the key issues.

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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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