As Textron stitches together Cessna and Beechcraft under the newly created Textron Aviation, company executives still have a number of decisions left to make, from which facilities to merge to potential employee layoffs. Textron closed on the $1.4 billion merger on March 14, several months ahead of original plans. When an agreement was first announced on Dec. 26, the companies targeted a closing date by midyear. Leadership teams from Textron, Cessna and Beechcraft had been meeting ...


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