Jack J. Pelton

May 31, 2011 - 8:27am

Textron announced today that it has named Scott Ernest president and CEO of its Cessna Aircraft subsidiary.

May 16, 2011 - 11:30am

Cessna Aircraft yesterday offered an upbeat assessment of the future prospects for its Citation jets and reported ongoing progress with the new CJ4 and Citation Ten models.

May 6, 2011 - 10:15am

In what would turn out to be one of his last appearances as boss of Cessna Aircraft, Jack Pelton gave a roomful of aviation policy leaders a Paul Revere-like warning last month: the Chinese are coming, the Chinese are coming. Textron Inc, Cessna’s parent company, announced on May 2 Pelton’s retirement from Cessna, which becomes effective on June 1.

May 3, 2011 - 11:00am

After 11 years at Cessna, and eight of them in the left seat, Jack Pelton is leaving the Textron-owned, Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer. A Textron spokesman told AIN this morning that the decision for Pelton, 52, to retire was a mutual one between Pelton and Textron CEO Scott Donnelly.

April 28, 2011 - 6:15am

Spearheading a rally of more than 2,000 general aviation workers in Wichita in March, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood lauded the importance of general aviation manufacturing to the state of Kansas and the U.S. industrial base, and promised a visit to “the air capital of the world” from the President next year.

March 31, 2011 - 1:10pm

Cessna Aircraft chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton told a congressional panel last month that the general aviation industry is concerned the FAA will not have sufficient funding to grant new approvals for aircraft and aircraft parts, which could cripple President Obama’s national export initiative.

March 17, 2011 - 10:15am

Cessna Aircraft chairman, president and CEO Jack Pelton told a congressional panel yesterday that the general aviation industry is concerned the FAA will not have sufficient funding to grant new approvals for aircraft and aircraft parts, which could cripple President Obama’s national export initiative.

September 29, 2010 - 6:41am

Fifty-eight percent of Cessna Aircraft’s union workers voted to reject a contract offer by the Wichita-based OEM but ended up returning to work rather than hit the picket line.

September 28, 2010 - 10:11am

Just three days after union production-line workers at Cessna Aircraft were forced by default to accept a new contract (see article on page 10), the Wichita-based manufacturer announced on September 21 that it is again reducing Citation production and, as a result, will lay off 700 more employees. Parent company Textron cited “continued weakness in new aircraft orders” as the reason for the action.

September 21, 2010 - 11:40am

Just days after union production-line workers at Cessna Aircraft were forced by default to accept a new contract, the Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer announced this morning that it is again scaling back Citation business jet production and, as a result, will lay off 700 more employees.

 
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