Boeing Departure Shakes Wichita’s Identity as Airplane Capital The New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, January 18, 2012 This is unfortunate. However, Boeing should never have won the tanker contract. EADS proposed a better airplane. The jobs aren’t lost to the American economy, as manufacture is simply moving to Seattle.
Today was the first day of The Portland International Jetport 2011 Aviation Exposition. I only learned about the expo as I was flipping through a newspaper Thursday at a favorite local cafe. I probably would not have learned about it otherwise. I knew the only planned aerial demonstration was a low pass by a B-2 […]
I was reading today in AOPA Pilot magazine about layoffs at Cessna in Wichita, Kansas. The business aviation industry is hurting, especially because of the stupidity of the media and public over the auto industry executives’ flights to Washington. I digress. I hope my friends in Wichita who work in aircraft still have their jobs. […]
The Mile-High Office William Garvey, NY Times, January 31, 2009 The general public who begrudge the executive her Learjet don’t know what they’re talking about. Business aircraft are an engine of commerce, not just an extravagant luxury. The news media and the public seemed to delight when the executives of the major American auto companies […]
Learjet, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against David Gulledge and his wife for an elaborate, yet poorly executed, parts scam. David worked in the stock room at the Learjet service center in Wichita, Kansas and had the ability, but not the authority, to approve purchase orders. According to the lawsuit filed by Learjet, Mr. Gulledge […]