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Hawker Beechcraft says it will be putting some of its employees on furlough this year. The company said the furloughs are related to negotiations involving a government defense contract for the J-PATS training aircraft program.
Our news partners at KWCH Channel 12 say about 240 employees that work on the T6 and AT6 production lines in Wichita will be affected. Employees will have access to benefits, but they won't be allowed to come to work, and they will not be paid during their furloughs, which will be scheduled on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Hawker Beechcraft is working to come out of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. The company will be focusing on its turboprop and piston aircraft, and will discontinue its business jet lines.