WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas officials and Airbus Americas Chairman Allan McArtor say the state will work to encourage growth in its aviation industry through more contracts with the aircraft maker.
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and McArtor announced Tuesday they will host an Air Capital Supplier Summit Aug. 6 at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita.
More than 32,000 people work at 450 Kansas aerospace companies. That includes more than 350 people employed at Airbus' engineering center in Wichita.
Airbus has already contracted with several Kansas companies, including Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita.
Moran and McArtor were joined by Wichita business representatives to outline efforts to further promote the partnership between Airbus and Kansas suppliers.
Suppliers interested in the summit can register at the website for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition.