Beechcraft loses out on Air Force contract

03/1/2013 | Wichita Eagle (Kan.), The

A much-disputed $427.5 million Air Force contract with an initial order of 20 airplanes was awarded to Nevada-based Sierra Nevada company, partnered with Embraer of Brazil over Beechcraft Corp.'s AT-6 aircraft. Despite the loss, the company will continue to actively market the airplane and "intends to secure a launch customer for the AT-6 this year," said company spokeswoman Nicole Alexander.

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