U.S. Congressman MIKE POMPEO, Representing the 4th District of Kansas

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Pompeo Statement on Hawker Beechcraft Chapter 11 Announcement

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Wichita, KS, May 3, 2012 | comments

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Pompeo Statement on Hawker Beechcraft Chapter 11 Announcement

WICHITA, KS – Kansas Fourth District Congressman Mike Pompeo issued the following the statement regarding today’s announcement from Hawker Beechcraft that the company would file for Chapter 11 protection:

“Today is a difficult day for the employees of Hawker Beechcraft and the Wichita community.  While I expect that Beechcraft will emerge from bankruptcy stronger than ever, this process will no doubt be challenging for Hawker’s suppliers, employees and their families.

“Walter and Olive Ann Beech founded Beechcraft 80 years ago, and it has been an essential part of our community ever since.  I look forward to the company's continuing to be a key part of our community for many decades to come. 

“The unprecedented global downturn in the general aviation industry has hit our community hard.  I am confident, however, that the innovative, hard-working and talented workforce we have right here in south central Kansas will ensure Wichita long remains the Air Capital of the World.”

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