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2009-07-21 16:05:00

WICHITA, Kan., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) will release its second quarter 2009 financial results at 6:30 a.m. Central time on Thursday, July 30. President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner and Chief Financial Officer Rick Schmidt will participate in a conference call presentation to securities analysts about second quarter 2009 results and company outlook at 10 a.m. Central time. That presentation will be broadcast online. It...

2009-07-08 09:26:00

WICHITA, Kan., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Summer interns from Koch Industries, Inc. donned jeans, T-shirts and sneakers on Thursday, June 25, 2009, to help with landscaping at Kids' Point, the new Rainbows United, Inc. facility in northeast Wichita. "This project was a lot of fun and Rainbows is such a worthwhile cause," said Lauren O'Reilly of Springfield, Mo., one of approximately 50 Koch companies' interns that helped prepare the grounds at the Rainbows campus for development of...

2009-06-16 04:00:00

WICHITA, Kan., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) has been selected to design and build the pylon for the Bombardier CSeries* commercial jet. In addition to the pylon, the work package for both the CS100 and CS300 aircraft models includes systems, strut-to-wing hardware, and the aft fairing package. "Spirit is honored to partner with Bombardier on the CSeries aircraft program," said Mike King, senior vice president and general manager of Spirit's...

2009-06-13 13:41:44

The U.S. airplane manufacturing company, Cessna Aircraft Co., says it will cut 1,300 employees. Cessna spokesman Bob Stangarone said 800 Cessna employees will receive 60-day layoff notices on June 19, while the remaining 500 employees will be informed in notices prior to Aug. 14, The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle reported Saturday. Stangarone said the initial layoffs will be focused primarily on hourly production workers. Details regarding those being targeted by the second round of layoffs were not...

2009-06-09 06:30:00

WICHITA, Kan., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) announced today an amendment to its existing credit agreement. The amendment, among other things, extends the maturity of the Company's revolving credit facility from June 2010 to June 2012 and increases the revolving credit facility size from $650 million to $729 million through June 2010 before stepping down to $409 million from June 2010 through June 2012. The additional near-term liquidity comes from...

2009-05-19 11:26:00

$11 Million in New Projects Approved in Atlanta ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Meeting at the world's largest bioscience and biotechnology convention, the Kansas Bioscience Authority has approved more than $11 million in new investments as part of a $581 million initiative to help researchers and businesses thrive in the state. The funding decisions made at the Bio International Convention will create bioscience centers of innovation in biomaterials and plant biology, expand...

2009-05-18 16:12:00

GENEVA, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) is taking the lead in sustainability among aircraft manufacturing companies. HBC organized the formation of the Wichita Sustainability Coalition, implemented a sustainability program throughout all areas of its business and expanded its company recycling program. In addition, the Beechcraft Bonanza G36 was the first to fly on Swift Sustainable Fuel and among the first to fly on unleaded fuel. (Logo:...

2009-04-17 10:16:00

WICHITA, Kan., April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) will release its first quarter 2009 financial results at 6:30 a.m. Central time on Thursday, April 30. President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner and Chief Financial Officer Rick Schmidt will participate in a conference call presentation to securities analysts about first quarter 2009 results and company outlook at 10 a.m. Central time. That presentation will be broadcast online. It will...

2009-04-16 08:00:00

WICHITA, Kan., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials with Wichita Mid-Continent Airport have extended an agreement for marketing and advertising services with Armstrong|Shank Marketing Advertising and Public Relations until February 2011. The Wichita City Council unanimously approved the contract extension at its March 3, 2009 meeting. "We're thrilled to continue this important work," says Susan Armstrong, president and CEO for Armstrong|Shank. "The airport has been a great client and partner...

2009-03-05 08:30:00

WICHITA, Kan., March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Turner will speak at the J.P. Morgan Aviation & Transportation Conference in New York, N.Y., at approximately 10:45 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, March 10. Turner's remarks will be webcast and presentation materials will be available at http://www.spiritaero.com/investor.aspx. Individuals are urged to check the web site in advance to ensure their computers...