Hawker Beechcraft Workers Approve New Contract

 - August 31, 2011, 8:40 AM

Almost 70 percent of unionized Hawker Beechcraft machinists voted in favor of a five-year work contract that increases benefit costs, maintains pensions and gives raises in the third through fifth year of the deal. In a statement, Hawker Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture said he is “pleased with the outcome of [the] vote,” adding, “This is significant for our company and provides us with the opportunity to grow efficiently in the future and keep high-quality jobs in Wichita.”