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 For airplane lovers.....Beech to be part of Textron

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tmiles

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For airplane lovers.....Beech to be part of Textron Mon, 12/30/13 9:39 AM (permalink)
Textron is taking Beech out of bankruptcy. Textron will now own Beech, Bell,Cessna, and Hawker. When Walter Beech died, his wife, Ann, took over the failing company, built it into a Fortune 500 powerhouse, and ran it for her entire career. Later ownership by Raytheon, and a leveraged buyout, combined with the ups and downs of the airplane biz didn't help.  I doubt that Beech will ever be independent again.
 
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    EdSails

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    Re:For airplane lovers.....Beech to be part of Textron Mon, 12/30/13 1:08 PM (permalink)
    Maybe they'll make a "vintage" reproduction of the Bonanza now.
     
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      ChiTownDiner

      Re:For airplane lovers.....Beech to be part of Textron Mon, 12/30/13 2:34 PM (permalink)
      Resurrect the V-Tail...perhaps a poor choice of words....
       
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        tmiles

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        Re:For airplane lovers.....Beech to be part of Textron Mon, 12/30/13 4:38 PM (permalink)
        I doubt that they would want to build more v tail Bonanzas. In the reserves my boss was the CFO of a major insurance co. He called it the "V tailed doctor killer". The Debonair was the regular tail version, and they sold it long after the V went out of production. The Debonair was later called a Bonanza.  
         
        A  nice one with tip tanks often flies over my house. 
         
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