Hawker Beechcraft became the second aircraft manufacturer in Kansas after Cessna Aircraft to announce layoffs when it announced plans Friday (Sept 24)to cut 350 jobs. CEO Bill Boisture told workers in a letter that like all aircraft manufacturers, Hawker Beechcraft continues to experience the effects of a worldwide recession. “While there are pockets of growth in the global economy, the market for new production aircraft has stagnated at a very low level,” he wrote. “Readily available, high quality, used aircraft and the lack of financing have combined to depress the prices on private and business aircraft.” The latest round of

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