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Spirit AeroSystems to restart 737 Max production in March
Updated: Feb. 28, 2020 at 6:53 AM CST
On Friday, Spirit AeroSystems released its earnings report for the last quarter of 2019.
More than $20 million awarded to improve safety, infrastructure at 27 KS airports
Updated: Feb. 19, 2020 at 3:49 PM CST
The benefit to Kansas airports is part of a $520.5 million in federal support to airports across the U.S.
Boeing 737 Max does 'touch and go' at Kansas City airport
Updated: Feb. 10, 2020 at 6:19 PM CST
A Boeing 737 Max did a "touch and go" (landing/takeoff) at the Kansas City International Airport on Monday.
Boeing gets good and bad news on its grounded 737 Max plane
Updated: Feb. 6, 2020 at 10:54 PM CST
Boeing has found a new software problem with the 737 Max, but the company says fixing it won't further delay the plane's return to flying.
Union holds meeting with laid-off Spirit AeroSystems employees
Updated: Jan. 24, 2020 at 7:25 PM CST
Workers say Spirit President and CEO Tom Gentile attended the closed-door meeting at the Machinists Union Hall. Many workers at that meeting say they did not expect to see Gentile there.
Out-of-state opportunities presented for laid-off Spirit employees
Updated: Jan. 23, 2020 at 6:35 PM CST
With layoffs beginning at Spirit AeroSystems, one of the chief concerns from Wichita's machinists union is that some of the company's more experience workers could leave the area.
Machinists union responds to layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems
Updated: Jan. 23, 2020 at 4:23 PM CST
While the move wasn't unexpected, the president of the machinists union in Wichita says the official start to layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems Thursday was a development he was hoping wouldn't happen.
Layoffs begin at Spirit AeroSystems with 737 MAX production halted
Updated: Jan. 23, 2020 at 3:21 PM CST
Spirit AeroSystems began layoffs Thursday, approaching two weeks since the company announced it would lay off 2,800 of its employees.
Spirit employees anxious for answers with expected start of layoff notices
Updated: Jan. 22, 2020 at 5:05 PM CST
Wednesday came and went for first-shift workers at Spirit and at least some employees remain unsure about their futures.
DB Schenker announces plans to lay off 255 employees in Wichita
Updated: Jan. 22, 2020 at 3:22 PM CST
DB Schenker, the lead logistics provider at the Spirit Distribution Center in Wichita, announced plans to play off 255 employees on Wednesday.
Layoffs to begin at Spirit Aerosystems
Updated: Jan. 21, 2020 at 3:44 PM CST
Employees at Spirit AeroSystems will head to work on Wednesday uncertain of their futures.
New webpage launched to serve people affected by layoffs
Updated: Jan. 21, 2020 at 9:38 AM CST
The website provides coordinated resources and information from local, state and federal partners in and around Wichita, Kan.
Kansas agencies form taskforce to respond to aviation layoffs
Updated: Jan. 15, 2020 at 10:51 AM CST
The State of Kansas, City of Wichita, several local and state agencies, and federal lawmakers will meet at the Workforce Alliance Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Spirit AeroSystems seeks to discuss contract extension with machinists
Updated: Jan. 14, 2020 at 7:27 PM CST
Union members of local lodge 839 Tuesday began taking a vote on whether to allow union negotiators to talk to Spirit AeroSystems about a contract extension.
Future still uncertain for Spirit AeroSystems employees
Updated: Jan. 13, 2020 at 7:24 PM CST
Spirit AeroSystems announced its plan to lay off 2,800 employees due to the temporary suspension of the Boeing 737 last week, but workers say they don't who will keep their jobs.
Spirit employees brace for round of layoffs
Updated: Jan. 10, 2020 at 10:25 PM CST
Some Spirit AeroSystems employees who spoke with Eyewitness News Friday say they're already putting in applications for other jobs, preparing for the worst after the company announced its plans to lay off 2,800 employees at its Wichita facility.
Spirit AeroSystems announces voluntary layoffs
Updated: Jan. 6, 2020 at 2:34 PM CST
Employees are at Spirit AeroSystems are being offered the opportunity to leave their jobs voluntarily.