Cessna http://kmuw.org en Textron Aviation To Cut 575 Jobs In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/textron-aviation-cut-575-jobs-kansas <p></p><p></p><p>A total of 750 employees of the newly created Textron Aviation were told on Wednesday morning that they are to be laid off. The announcement came in the form of letters sent to employees. The bulk of the cuts—575—will be to salaried and hourly employees currently working in Wichita and Independence, Kan. The layoffs will take place over the next 60 days.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:15:08 +0000 Sean Sandefur 33439 at http://kmuw.org Textron Aviation To Cut 575 Jobs In Kansas Textron Incorporated Reaches Agreement To Buy Beechcraft http://kmuw.org/post/textron-incorporated-reaches-agreement-buy-beechcraft <p>The parent company of Cessna Aircraft has reached an agreement to buy Beechcraft Corporation for approximately $1.4 billion dollars.</p><p>Providence, Rhode Island-based Textron Incorporated announced the agreement on Thursday.</p><p>The purchase will bring two mainstays of Wichita's general aviation industry under a single corporate leadership.</p><p>Textron chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly said in a statement that the Beechcraft acquisition is a "tremendous opportunity" for the diversified corporation to expand its general aviation business.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:13:56 +0000 Associated Press 28169 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.14.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-011413 <p><em>The 2013 legislative session starts today; Secretary of State Kobach says business start-ups in Kansas area healthy; Homeless children in Wichita schools tops 1,800.</em></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">2013 Legislative Session To Commence</strong></p><p>Monday marks the start of the 2013 legislative session. This could be one of the most significant sessions in years.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/2013-legislative-session-commence">More...</a></p><p><strong>Kobach Says Business Startups 'Healthy'</strong></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:50:37 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11145 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.14.13