The Wichita Aero Club’s Dec. 15 on-air summit featuring the senior executives of Wichita’s airframe manufacturers is now available on the club’s website. The wide-ranging discussion dealt with subjects from the economy, prospects for 2010, outsourcing and governmental regulatory initiatives.
Scott Oathout of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in Wichita, Jack Pelton of Cessna, Bill Boisture of Hawker Beechcraft, David Coleal of Bombardier Learjet, and Jeff Turner of Spirit AeroSystems, made up the panel. Flying Magazine’s Editor in Chief J. Mac McClellan moderated the two-hour discussion and focused on four key areas: Business and Recovery Outlook, Wichita’s future focus, Employment levels and Government influence.
The Wichita Aero Club was founded in October of 2008 to foster and promote interest in aviation, provide a forum focused on the industry’s issues and achievements and bring together those with a passion for flight.