aviation

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For refugees arriving in the U.S., getting a job is one of the most important – and pressing – steps toward self-sufficiency, and toward building a life in their new home.

A new partnership between St. Francis Migration Ministries and WSU Tech is helping refugees in the area start new careers.

Boeing

After nearly three years of testing, Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program has completed its final Federal Aviation Administration certification, the company said in a news release Wednesday.

 

The certification was one of the last major hurdles standing between the KC-46 and its delivery to McConnell Air Force Base.

 

The first tanker is expected to be delivered to McConnell next month.

 

Boeing

McConnell Air Force Base in southeast Wichita will start receiving its next generation of air refueling tankers in October.

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Wichita Public Schools on Monday proposed a new high school aviation curriculum, with the goal of getting students ready to work in the aviation industry immediately after graduation.

Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems said Wednesday it will acquire a European company, refinance its debt, repurchase shares of its stock and increase its quarterly dividend.

The announcements were part of the Wichita company’s first-quarter earning statements. Spirit is the city’s largest private employer.

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Alaska Airlines had the highest ranking in a new report released Monday.

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Spirit AeroSystems will have a presence on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus as part of a collaboration announced Thursday between the school and the state’s largest employer.

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Kansas politicians are closely watching developing trade policies with an eye to whether they could start a trade war that might hurt industries in the state that rely on exports.

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Spirit AeroSystems celebrated a milestone on Friday: 10,000 deliveries in the Boeing 737 program, which the company says is a production first for a commercial airline.

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Part of Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposal, released Wednesday, is additional funding for aviation training and research.

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