According to Ron Draper, Textron Aviation’s new president and CEO, the company added  1,000 employees in 2018 and plans to hire another 1,000 again this year. “We’re staffing up,” he said. Draper told 400 customers and 200 suppliers attending its Textron Aviation’s recent Customer Conference in Wichita that “2018 was a better year for us.” In fact, he said, it was the company’s strongest year since the economic collapse in 2008. ...

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