NetJets order, Airbus growth are great for Wichita

NetJets’ $9.6 billion order of business jets from Cessna Aircraft and Bombardier is great news for Wichita, as is Airbus’ continued growth in Wichita and faith in the Wichita workforce. NetJets announced Monday that it will purchase up to 150 Wichita-built Cessna Citation Latitudes and up to 275 Bombardier aircraft. The order is Cessna’s largest from one buyer since the recession began. Also Monday, Airbus celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its engineering facility in Old Town (in photo). The center has grown from 27 employees to 350 – and it expects to keep growing. “There’s a reason we’re here,” said Allan McArtor, chairman of Airbus Americas. “Location, location, location. This is where the talent is.”