Cessna http://kmuw.org en 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