Al Marsh

UPDATE: More what to watch for in 2011

December 17, 2010 by Alton K. Marsh, Senior Editor, AOPA Pilot

Hawker Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture has reconfirmed to employees that a decision will be made by the “end of the first quarter” (by March) on whether to substantially move the company to Louisiana, or remain in Wichita. His comments came at a mid-December employee meeting and were reported in the Wichita Eagle. Employees voted earlier this year to reject a package that included a pay cut but kept the company in Wichita. UPDATE Dec. 20: The state’s Department of Commerce came up with $40 million–much of it training money–and as a result Hawker Beechcraft will stay in Wichita for many years with at least 4,000 workers. Sorry, Louisiana.

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