If Superior Aviation Beijing snares Hawker Beechcraft, the little-known private company and its municipal backers will have utterly trumped Avic. The state aircraft group has worked for decades to accumulate the skills to compete internationally in selling complete aircraft in rich Western markets. Except for some small general aviation types that are certified by the FAA, it is still not there. Now a company it can only regard as a nobody and a city that has never been on the ...

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