Wichita ranks first in the world in production of general aviation aircraft and is also an important center for military aircraft manufacture.
Learjet, now owned by Bombardier, Beech Aircraft and Cessna, now owned by Textron Aviation, remains in Wichita because of their large manufacturing equipment investments and a skilled labor pool. Spirit AeroSystems was formed when Boeing Commercial Airplanes sold its Wichita division.
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About two-thirds of Wichita’s manufacturing base is made up of airplane building, employing about 44,000 people.
- Ametek B & S Aircraft Parts – FAA approved repair station with the ability to overhaul / repair starter generators, fuel systems, boost pumps and more.
- HM Dunn AeroSystems – Aircraft parts and assemblies
- Excel Manufacturing, Inc. – Aircraft structural component, commercial precision parts, machining and sheet metal fabrication
- GracoRoberts – Quality adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings, primers, lubricants, tapes, cleaners and MRO products for the Aerospace, Aircraft and Industrial markets.
- H & H Tool LLC – Full line of Monogram Wedgelock fasteners and tooling.
- Harlow Aerostructures LLC – Produce components from large bulkheads, spars, chords, stringers, to small bushings, bolts, pins and bearings.
- L & M Aircraft LLC – Distributor of aircraft parts for corporate and light planes that are not readily available through ordinary distributors or manufacturing channels.