Textron Says Wichita Plant Blast Will Not Affect SkyCourier Production

Artist's concept of SkyCourier
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The Dec. 27 explosion that rocked Textron Aviation’s Plant 3 in Wichita appears to have caused no harm to the company’s Cessna 408 SkyCourier turboprop program inside the building. the cargo twin’s first flight is expected this year. The blast occurred when a nitrogen line burst near its autoclave...
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