Bombardier Learjet en Bombardier To Lay Off 200 Workers <p>Aircraft maker Bombardier says it will lay off about 200 workers in Wichita.</p><p>The company says this will affect about 70 contract and temporary workers, 100 permanent employees, and about 40 who will be reassigned.</p><p>The Learjet 85 made its first flight in early April.</p><p>The company had hoped to put it into service this year.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:18:48 +0000 Associated Press 35772 at Bombardier Will Furlough 300 Learjet Employees <p>Bombardier says it will put about 300 of its Learjet employees on furlough during the first half of the year.</p><p>The company released a memo to employees, saying that the furloughs will take place in two-week blocks over a six-week span.</p><p>Vice president and general manager Ralph Acs says that the furloughs involve production of the Learjet 70 and 75 and direct support staff members.</p><p>Employees will find out this month who is affected and what dates they will be furloughed.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:15:37 +0000 Associated Press 28530 at Machinists Union Approves New Bombardier Contract <p>Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers approved a five-year contract deal with Bombardier Learjet in Wichita over the weekend.</p><p>Machinists Union spokesman Bob Wood said people will be returning to work at the Wichita plan Monday. Wood described Saturday's offering as a "substantial improvement" over the proposal that prompted the October 8 walkout.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:37:09 +0000 Carla Eckels 8370 at Machinists Union Approves New Bombardier Contract