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Hawker Beechcraft asks bankruptcy court for more time

Aug. 17, 2012, Wichita, Kan. - Hawker Beechcraft has asked for more time to file a plan to emerge from bankruptcy.


August 17, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

The Wichita-based plane maker asked the bankruptcy court on Thursday to extend until at least Dec 29 the exclusivity period to
file a Chapter 11 plan. It also wants to extend until Feb. 27 the time to solicit acceptance of the plan from each debtor.

After the exclusivity period expires, creditors may file competing plans.

Hawker Beechcraft says it needs more time to evaluate and pursue both emerging from bankruptcy as a stand-alone company and emerging through a third-party sale.

The company also noted the complexity of its bankruptcy, which involves 18 Hawker Beechcraft entities, 5,400 employees and $2.4 billion in debt.

A hearing on the motion is scheduled for Aug. 30.