Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Boeing leaving Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. -- Boeing plans to close its Wichita facility by the end of 2013 and move the work to other sites, employees were told Wednesday, according to the Wichita Eagle. Boeing, which has been in Wichita 80 years, had previously said Wichita would become the finishing center for Air Force tankers if Boeing beat EADS in the contest for the contract. Kansas officials supported Boeing over EADS, which planned to build the tankers in Mobile, Ala. (Source: Wichita Eagle 01/04/12)