Boeing's Wichita plant. Courtesy, Boeing Boeing will close the Wichita, Kan., facility where it converts commercial airliner frames into military aircraft by the end of next year, the company announced Wednesday. The announcement, although not unexpected, will bring to a close one of Boeing’s longest running and most historic manufacturing facilities. Boeing has had a facility in Wichita since it bought Stearman Aircraft Co. in 1929 and it built major commercial airliner ...

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