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Back In Business: Beechcraft Emerges From Chapter 11 – Forbes

Beechcraft, formerly Hawker Beechcraft, with headquarters and major manufacturing facilities in Wichita, Kansas, announced on February 19 that it has formally emerged from Chapter 11 after securing long-term financing that ends the bankruptcy process. The company’s Joint Plan of Reorganization was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on …

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Cessna Unveils Inspection Program – AVIATION WEEK

Cessna is launching one of the largest aging aircraft programs to be undertaken for a fleet of single-piston airplanes. The Wichita plane maker has developed a supplemental inspection program designed to stem concerns of possible corrosion and fatigue stress on its fleet of nearly 145,000 100- and 200-series single-engine aircraft produced between 1946 and 1986. …

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Drug-laden plane left at Texas airstrip was sold  – Atlanta Journal Constitution.com

HOUSTON — A small plane abandoned with about 100 pounds of marijuana onboard after skidding off the runway at a small private airstrip was recently sold at auction or in an estate sale following the death of its registered owner, authorities said Tuesday. John Kremmer, chief sheriff’s deputy in Waller County, said federal investigators determined …

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Chinese Acquisition of Cirrus Completed | AVIATION WEEK

The Chinese have continued their expansion into the general aviation market with the completion of China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Company’s (CAIGA) acquisition of Cirrus Aircraft. Terms of the transaction were not released. Cirrus announced the planned acquisition in late February, saying, “This transaction will have a positive impact on our business and our customers …

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