Airbus Expanding Plant, Workforce In Kansas

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 1:27pm
The Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Airbus Americas Engineering says it is planning to expand into a third space in downtown Wichita.

The company announced Monday it has already hired more people than had been expected after its last expansion. The firm's vice president of engineering, John O'Leary, says it has hired 150 people, more than the 100 it had planned to hire when it expanded in 2012.

The company now employs about 400 people in Wichita.

The new building is adjacent to the company's current facility. It will give the company 10,000 square feet to provide more space for current operations and allow for future growth.


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