Historic order for Beechcraft is well-timed

Congratulations to Beechcraft Corp. for landing the biggest order for propeller aircraft in the history of general aviation. The $1.4 billion order from new company Wheels Up for up to 105 King Air 350i aircraft  includes maintenance, and should bolster hiring and help secure Beechcraft’s future into 2015. That’s a welcome development for Beechcraft, especially coming just six months after it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. And what’s good for Beechcraft is good for Wichita, just as it has been for 81 years.