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WICHITA, KS – JANUARY 11, 2012

Roger Pierce works on assembling a prop on a Beechcraft Kingair 350 in Hanger 4 at Hawker Beechcraft Wednesday morning. Pierce has been assembling aircrafts for 24 years at Hawker Beechcraft.
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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