Hawker Beechcraft to start rolling furloughs for 240 employees

Hawker Beechcraft plans to put into place rolling furloughs for about 240 employees working on T-6 and AT-6 production, the company said.

Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company continues to build and deliver T-6 military trainers to the U.S. government as part of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training Systems contract, it said.

It’s currently in negotiations with the government for the next lot of airplanes.

“To allow this negotiation process to be completed and synchronize output to customer demand, the company is initiating a rolling furlough on its T-6/AT-6 production line in Wichita. They will be scheduled throughout the year and include approximately 240 hourly employees,” Hawker Beechcraft spokeswoman Nicole Alexander said in an e-mail.

The schedule is still being determined, Alexander said.