Beechcraft Files Suit Concerning U.S. Air Force Award for Brazilian Aircraft

WICHITA, Kan. (March 21, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation has filed suit in the Court of Federal Claims to contest the U.S. Air Force’s decision to lift the stay of performance on the Light Air Support (LAS) contract while the Government Accountability Office (GAO) continues to review Beechcraft’s protest of the award to Embraer/Sierra Nevada. A GAO ruling on Beechcraft’s protest of this procurement is expected within 90 days.

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Beechcraft Corporation designs, builds and supports versatile and globally renowned aircraft, including the King Air turboprops, piston-engine Baron and Bonanza, and the T-6 trainer and AT-6 light attack military aircraft. Its 5,400 highly skilled employees are focused on continuously improving the company’s products and services which are sold to individuals, businesses and governments worldwide. In business since 1932, Beechcraft has built more than 54,000 aircraft and more than 36,000 continue flying today. It leads the industry with a global network of more than 90 factory-owned and authorized service centers. The company’s headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located in Wichita, Kan. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Beechcraft.