Hawker Beechcraft looks likely to become the next Western company that will have business jets made in China. But unlike Cessna and Embraer, which have announced Chinese assembly programs for business jets this year, the complete civil operations of Hawker Beechcraft will belong to a Chinese company if a proposed deal goes through. There is little doubt that local production of business jets has been a Chinese objective. Hawker Beechcraft says it is negotiating “a strategic ...

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