Hawker Beechcraft will furlough some of its employees this year.
A spokesperson for the company says the furloughs are related to negotiations with a government defense contract, also known as J-PATS. Nearly 240 hourly employees that work on the T6/AT6 production line in Wichita will be affected.
Employees will still have access to benefits but won't be allowed to come to work. They will not be paid when they are on furlough. The rolling furloughs will be scheduled throughout the year and are expected to last 2-3 weeks at a time.
Hawker Beechcraft is currently undergoing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy reorganization. It hopes to emergence in the next few months as Beechcraft Corporation. The company will focus on its turboprop and piston aircraft and end its business jet lines.