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Layoffs Begin at Hawker Beechcraft

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The meltdown on world financial markets is coming to Wichita, with layoff notices going out at one of Wichita's largest aircraft manufacturers.

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Frontier Cancels Hangar Project

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Frontier Airlines has canceled plans to build a $25 million heavy maintenance hangar at Colorado Springs Airport

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Bombardier: New Jet, More Jobs Still On Track

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Bombardier Aerospace says plans for its new Learjet 85 assembly line and the added Wichita jobs that come with it are still on track, despite the financial crisis.

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SPEEA Waits For Boeing Response On Wage Proposal

Posted: 11/04/2008 - The fifth day of Main Table negotiations resulted in good progress on non-economic issues, including outsourcing. However, after three clarifying discussions on compensation from SPEEA, our teams are still waiting for a response from Boeing.

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Strike Delays Dreamliner's First Flight

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Boeing Co. says the first flight of its long-delayed 787 jetliner has been postponed until next year due to an eight-week strike by union workers.

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Hawker Reports Dwindling Q3 Sales

Posted: 11/04/2008 - Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company, LLC (HBAC) reported lower sales and operating income during the three months ending Sept. 28.

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Hawker Beechcraft Cutting Jobs

Updated: 11/03/2008 - Wichita's Hawker Beechcraft today announced it's cutting its workforce by 5 percent.

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Boeing Machinists Ratify 4 Year Deal

Updated: 11/02/2008 - Boeing Machinists in Wichita, Seattle and Portland have ratified a 4 year contract by a 74% to 26% margin. Work will resume Monday morning after a 58 day strike.

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SPEEA Talks Break Off

Posted: 10/30/2008 - The union negotiating for Boeing's professional and technical workers is attempting to work out a new contract.

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Boeing Strike Hurting Spirit's Earnings

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Spirit AeroSystems said Wednesday its third-quarter earnings fell 12 percent as a strike at Boeing cut demand for its aircraft components.

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Spirit To Expand Holiday Shutdowns

Updated: 10/29/2008 - Spirit workers on three day work weeks may have to continue those shifts even if Boeing workers ratify their latest contract offer.

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Details Of Boeing Vote Released

Posted: 10/29/2008 - Striking Boeing machinists will be able to pick up strike checks and vote on a new contract at the same time Saturday.

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Spirit AeroSystems Not Planning Immediate Ramp Up

Posted: 10/28/2008 - Boeing Co. supplier Spirit Aerosystems is waiting to for striking Machinists to vote on a tentative deal with Boeing before making decisions about its own schedule.

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Airport Study Shows Significant Gains

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is attracting a higher percentage of passengers from within its market area, according to a recent study.

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Economy Could Challenge Cessna

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Cessna Aircraft's chairman and chief executive has sent a memo to employees, saying the difficult economy could create pressure on the aircraft company.

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