Certainly one of the more remarkable business aviation developments of 2013 is behind this statistic: 137 twin turboprops were delivered, a 45% increase over 2012. What happened? Beechcraft happened. All but two of those airplanes were King Airs. After taking a battering in the marketplace, on Wall Street and in the media, and then fleeing for protection of the courts, the Wichita aircraftmaker emerged from bankruptcy early in 2013, unburdened of the staggering debt imposed by its ...

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