Wichita, Kansas is home to many different major aircraft manufacturing facilities, where a variety of planes and aviation components are built. Some of the most notable aircraft built in Wichita include:
- Boeing 737 – The Boeing 737 is a popular commercial airliner that has been in production since the 1960s. Boeing builds the 737 at its facility in Wichita.
- Learjet – The Learjet is a series of business jets that has been in production since the 1960s. Learjet was originally based in Wichita and the company’s facilities there continue to build new aircraft and perform maintenance and repairs.
- Cessna Citation – The Cessna Citation is a family of business jets that has been in production since the 1970s. Cessna, which is based in Wichita, builds the Citation at its facilities there.
- Spirit AeroSystems Components – Spirit AeroSystems is a major supplier of aerostructures and components for commercial and military aircraft. The company has several facilities in Wichita where it produces a variety of parts and components for planes built by Boeing and other manufacturers.
In addition to these major aircraft manufacturing facilities, Wichita is also home to a number of smaller aviation companies and specialty manufacturers that produce components and systems for planes and other aircraft.