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WICHITA, KS – JANUARY 11, 2012

Spirit AeroSystems employee’s walk across Oliver Street to their parked cars after their shift was over at Spirit. Across the street from Spirit is the Boeing plant (pictured rear).
The city of Wichita, KS is tied closely to the aircraft industry. Over the past century, Wichita has been the home to most of the large aviation manufacturers. Some people equate Wichita and aviation to Silicon Valley and the computer chip. However, over the past three years Wichita has seen many layoffs in the aircraft sector including the most recent news by Boeing that they will be leaving the city for good after over 8 decades of doing business in the city.

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