Hawker Beechcraft’s proposed sale to a Chinese firm was not a complete surprise. But that the smaller Superior Aviation Beijing emerged as the possible bidder instead of the larger AVIC or CAIGA leaves some industry experts wondering whether the deal will close at the $1.79 billion asking price. In announcing the sale July 9, Hawker Beechcraft Inc. CEO Steve Miller notes Superior has had a “long-standing interest in the commercial aircraft business of Hawker Beechcraft.” ...

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