aviation http://kcur.org en Governor Attends Paris Airshow To Meet With Industry Officials http://kcur.org/post/governor-attends-paris-airshow-meet-industry-officials <p>Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says the state is serious about attracting investments from aircraft and aviation companies.</p><p>Brownback attended the Paris Air Show last month to meet with industry representatives. He says the air show, which bills itself as the world's largest, provides an opportunity to showcase Kansas as a place for aviation business.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:16:57 +0000 Stephen Koranda 39626 at http://kcur.org Kan. Delegation Visits Paris Air Show http://kcur.org/post/kan-delegation-visits-paris-air-show <p>Gov. Sam Brownback is leading a trade delegation to the Paris Air Show this week. The trip to France is aimed at attracting aviation business to Kansas and drumming up sales for the aircraft industry in the state.</p><p>"You could travel all over the world for a month to try and get these meetings that you can get in three days at these major air shows, " says Brownback.</p><p>"And, it is such a major industry for us as a state that we need to push it and we need to make sure we're on everybody's front and center mind if they're looking to expand."</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 13:42:05 +0000 Stephen Koranda 38652 at http://kcur.org Kan. Delegation Visits Paris Air Show Council Endorses Airport Plan http://kcur.org/post/council-endorses-airport-plan <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The Kansas City city council has voted to move ahead with laying plans for a single-terminal concept for KCI Airport.&nbsp; though, that it doesn't guarantee that a new terminal will be built.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 07:46:32 +0000 Steve Bell 34966 at http://kcur.org Council Endorses Airport Plan Jamail Larkins: A Pilot's Life http://kcur.org/post/jamail-larkins-pilots-life <p>He took his first flying lesson at 12, his first solo flight by 14, air shows by 18, and now, in his 20s,&nbsp;<strong>Jamail Larkins</strong> runs his own aviation firm and is on a crusade to encourage kids to soar in the field of transportation.</p><p><strong> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:46:13 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 20164 at http://kcur.org Jamail Larkins: A Pilot's Life Tornado Hits Wichita's Ailing Aviation Industry http://kcur.org/post/tornado-hits-wichitas-ailing-aviation-industry Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The tornado season started early in much of the nation and continued over the weekend. Spotters reported more than 120 tornadoes on Saturday. One killed five people in Woodward, Oklahoma. Others ripped into homes and businesses in Iowa and Kansas. And that includes the heart of the economy in Wichita, the aviation industry. Here's Frank Morris from member station KCUR.<p>FRANK MORRIS, BYLINE: Kansas got the most tornadoes, almost 100 of them. Possibly a record, according to Sam Brownback, the governor. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 08:00:00 +0000 editor 16022 at http://kcur.org