Hawker Beechcraft Celebrating 80th Anniversary This Year

Hawker Beechcraft is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The airframer was founded in 1932 by Walter H. Beech, who left an executive position with Curtiss-Wright Corp. to design and manufacturer airplanes in Wichita. The company first delivered the Beechcraft Model 17 biplane, called the...

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