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Announcing the 2020 40 Under 40 winners: Complete list
Honorees will be recognized at an April 16 dinner at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

Who's behind the private group wanting to turn Century II into an air, space museum?
On Friday, the group presented a privately funded, $1.5 billon "Riverwalk" project.

Air Force says Boeing has ‘different level of intensity’ on KC-46 fixes
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said this week that the Boeing Co. is closing in on a fix for one of the biggest issues still vexing the KC-46 tanker.  In an interview with Defense News, Goldfein said he hopes to have a fix by the end of March for the tanker’s remote vision system that could be in testing with the service by the end of the summer.  That system — which has airmen refuel other aircraft using a series of cameras while seated at a console rather than laying down…

Remember hexavalent chromium from a movie? High levels found at McConnell AFB
A hangar and break room at McConnell Air Force Base have been found to have dangerous levels of a chemical compound linked to cancer, according a report by McClatchy. In documents obtained by the newspaper chain, it said hexavalent chromium is used as an anti-corrosion agent on the KC-135 and the KC-46 tankers that are based at McConnell. Hexavalent chromium was the leaked chemical in the 2000 movie "Erin Brockovich." An October memo, McClatchy reported, said more than 50 personnel could have…

Wichita safe in global Airbus job cuts
Airbus said this week it will look to cut nearly 2,400 jobs due to sluggishness in the space and defense market.

Slideshow: With final numbers in, see 2019's most popular business jets
Textron Aviation in Wichita helped the industry score its best year for business jet deliveries in a decade.

Announcing the 2020 40 Under 40 winners: Day 4
The WBJ has been awarding 40 Under 40 since 1998.

List analysis: Fancy dinners, big concerts and worthy causes show giving was up in 2019
The area's top 25 fundraising events collected $11.8 million in donations last year.

Krysl fulfills her passion for education as leader of USD 259 HR department
Krysl is one of two inductees into the 2020 class of the Wichita Business Journal’s HR Professionals Hall of Fame.