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Cessna feels good despite some tough times. Company spokesperson Jessica Myers recently told The Wichita Eagle the manufacturer had a very good show at EAA AirVenture and took orders in the "double digits" for various Cessna single-engine Caravan and Citation aircraft. She declined to offer any further details. This follows Cessna's recent announcement to lay off another 330 people...

The Machinists Union launched an e-mail campaign against Raytheon's plan to outsource wiring-harness work. The company wants to keep the work in Wichita and is asking residents and Raytheon employees to e-mail Bill Swanson, chief executive...

The Israeli Air Force grounded all of its C-130 planes after an accident where seven soldiers were injured during landing. An initial investigation revealed one of the cargo plane's propellers flew off and hit the fuselage during the landing...

London's major airports will each get a new runway. The UK government is set to authorize the construction of runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, instead of building a new airport in Southeast England.