Boeing is leaving Wichita

Boeing Departure Shakes Wichita‚Äôs 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.

Bombardier Learjet 85

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. […]

Business Aircraft Aren’t Just Luxurious

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 […]