Spirit AeroSystems Buoys Wichita With $1 Billion, 1,000-Jobs Pledge

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After years of suffering aerospace manufacturing contractions and closures, the self-titled air capital of the world, Wichita, is riding a new high after local giant Spirit AeroSystems pledged Dec. 6 to add 1,000 jobs and invest $1 billion over the next five years to its headquarters. The economic...
Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.

Michael Bruno

Based in Washington, Michael Bruno is Aviation Week Network’s Executive Editor for Business. He oversees coverage of aviation, aerospace and defense businesses, supply chains and related issues.

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