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Hawker-Beechcraft employs 4,100 people in Wichita, Kansas.
The Beechcraft Model 18 "Twin Beech", held the record for the most
years in continous production of any aircraft in the world (33 years -
1937 to 1970). That record was broken by the
Beechcraft Bonanza.which was introduced in 1947 and is still in
Wichita is known as the "Air Capital of the World"
because, Beechcraft, Cessna, Steerman and several other
aircraft manufactureres located there in the 1930's. Today
Wichita is still home to Beechcraft, Cessna, Learjet and Spirt.
Bonanza 35/36 holds the distinction of being one of the most successful
aircraft in aviation history, with more than 17,000 built.
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