Cessna adquiere a Beechcraft.

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Cessna Aircraft owner Textron will buy Beechcraft for $1.4 billion in a major consolidation of U.S. general aviation manufacturers, multiple news outlets reported Dec. 20.

Textron also owns Bell Helicopter, and CEO Scott Donnelly has long expressed interest in acquiring Beechcraft.

Beechcraft builds King Air turboprops as well as piston Bonanzas and Barons at its Wichita, Kan., manufacturing center. Beechcraft was forced to seek bankruptcy court protection in May 2012 on a downturn in jet sales. It emerged nine months later and announced it intended to sell its jet business.

The company also announced its biggest ever King Air contract, a deal valued at $1.4 billion to produce and maintain 105 aircraft for Wheels Up, a new aircraft membership firm.

Beechcraft officials said they hope to conclude a sale of its jet assets separately.

Putting Beechcraft and Cessna under a single corporate structure creates a firm with a product line that stretches from single-engine piston aircraft through turboprops and jets. Cessna, also based in Wichita, is a corporate jet powerhouse and also builds single-engine piston 172, 182, 206, and TTx aircraf









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Wero8a

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Cessna parent Textron acquiring Beechcraft!!

http://www.kansas.com/2013/12/20/3189471/report-cessna-parent-acquiring.html


In a move that promises a newfound stability for two of Wichita’s struggling aircraft makers, Cessna Aircraft parent Textron has reportedly acquired Beechcraft for nearly $1.4 billion, according to the Financial Times .
Neither company is commenting on the report.
Cessna and Beechcraft suffered after demand for light jets and piston aircraft started collapsing in 2008. Beechcraft went into bankruptcy in May 2012 and put its Hawker jet business up for sale. Beechcraft emerged from bankruptcy in February.
The Financial Times, citing people familiar with the deal, said Beechcraft hired Credit Suisse in October to sound out potential buyers. Other parties rumored to have been interested include Brazil’s Embraer and Indian firm Mahindra & Mahindra.
Centerbridge Partners LP, Sankaty Advisors LLC and Angelo Gordon & Co. own about 90 percent of Beechcraft.
Reaction to the reported sale has generally been positive.
Textron’s stock was up 14.5 percent on Friday as investors bet that the company would see a strong upside from the reported deal.
The deal is good for Wichita, too, said aviation analyst Wayne Plucker of Frost & Sullivan. Although the two companies were surviving in the short term, the long term was always more of a question.
“The potential viability of Beechcraft was always kind of a crap shoot,” he said.
The company has good products, but it was just too small of a player in a depressed market. And Cessna is only somewhat better, with sales of its mainstay light jets remaining weak. A combined company could pick and choose its strongest offerings and prune back some weaker models, he said.
That will likely lead to some job cuts, he said.
“With a reduction in models there is likely to be a workforce reduction,” Plucker said, “But it doesn’t look draconian.”
Richard Aboulafia, an aircraft analyst with Teal Group, agreed this is good move for both, but not a solution to their problems.
For Beechcraft, it offers a significant upside.
“This is nothing but a good thing,” Aboulafia said. “It may not be hugely successful one – that depends on the market – but it stabilizes the company (long-term) because, frankly, it’s tough to make it as a niche player in aerospace no matter how good your products are.”
For Cessna, he said, it offers a chance to improve margins by selling a wider range of popular products more efficiently. That means consolidation and cost cutting at the combined company.
“This is an enduring down market and restructuring is the smartest solution to survive it,” he said. “That means shrinking capacity, it means stabilization.”
Frank Molina, president of the local Machinist Union, said he’s strongly encouraged by the report because it makes both operations stronger.
“If there is actually validity to this, I think it would be a great thing for Beech and Cessna and the city of Wichita,” he said.
Hawker Beechcraft was the weakest of the world’s big general aviation companies because of its weak line of jets and from the heavy debt load it carried from its $3.3 billion sale to Goldman Sachs and Onex Corp. in 2007. When the market turned down in 2008, Hawker Beechcraft struggled to survive. It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May 2012, wiped out its equity owners and came to be controlled by its creditors.
Company officials last year negotiated a sale to China-based Superior Aviation Beijing Co. for $1.79 billion, but that sale fell apart.
In December, the bankruptcy court approved a plan for the company to end jet production and emerge as a smaller, stand-alone company called Beechcraft Corp. The company would focus on its King Air, Baron and Bonanza lines and defense and after-market business. Beechcraft emerged from bankruptcy in February.
Beechcraft has performed relatively well since then. In October, it reported that it delivered more aircraft in the first three quarters than any year since 2008. On the other hand, Cessna has had a pretty discouraging 2013. It has seen losses during the last three quarters. The company’s overall deliveries by unit were down 22 percent through the third quarter and its billings were down 26 percent, according to data from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
Throughout 2013, Beechcraft continued to explore the sale of its assets. In October, Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture said that he was talking to a buyer who wanted Beechcraft’s Plant 3 composite-manufacturing facility to make composite components, but likely wouldn’t restart production of Hawker jets.
Last week, Boisture confirmed that Beechcraft was on the verge of a deal.
 

Aviador 62

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Esta dificil de adivinar que trae en mente cessna...

Lo que se ve complicado es que tanto Beechjet y Hawker son competencia directa de la linea de algunos Citations...

Las lineas del King Air, Beechjet y Hawker han demostrado ser rentables en el aft-market... probablemente por alli sea la tirada, el aft-market.

Pero veremos dijo el tuerto...
 
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javier hernandez

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que Cessna compre Beechcraft no implica necesariamente que cambien nombres, ni modelos o los desaparezcan, simplemente ahora se llevaran una rebanada mas grande del pastel. Como lo entiendp es que seguiran siendo empresas independientes pero filiales, ahora podran compartir tecnologias y muchas otras cosas que haran mejorar sus productos y servicios.
 

Dreamflyer

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HIPOTESIS DE LO QUE ESTA SUCEDIENDO (EN ORDEN DE MAS POSIBLE A MENOS POSIBLE)

1. Quieren unificar marcas de aeronaves incluídas en FlightSimulator para hacer más comunes los páneles y los gauges y simplificar así la programación.

2. Quieren aplicar la de Boeing vs. McDonnel Douglas y cerrar las líneas de ensamble de aeronaves muy buenas que les están comiendo el mercado

3. Quieren lograr crear una empresa gigantesca y acaparar más porcentaje del mercado de aeronaves nuevas y del servicio a aeronaves ya operando.
 

clintonmex

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lo malo es que no se escucha que vuelvan a hacer el hawker 800 proximamente....

rob
Estan comprando solamente Beechcraft, mas no Hawker.

Beechcraft no es una competencia directa con Cessna ya que ofrece productos que Cessna no tiene como el Baron, o los King Air en todas su series, Cessna no vende ni bimotores de piston ni turboprop, asi que con esta compra, tendran casi todas las rebanadas del pastel en estos segmentos.
Hawker sigue huerfano, y si en los siguientes 3 años nadie la compra, mas baratos veremos los 800,850 y 900 en el mercado
 

Beer_Brother

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... y hasta los remanentes Hawker 1000 y Hawker 4000 que se alcanzaron a construir.

La bronca es que estas dos compañías estaban enfrascadas en un pleito de cuota de mercado muy grande donde ahora los clientes se están llendo a comprar o avioens muy pequeños o aviones muy grandes. Es decir, Cessna tiene una gama de modelos que apenas difieren en prestaciones con la serie CitationJet donde son pocos nudos y millas náuticas la diferencia. Igual están en el segmento de XLS+ que le ha robado todo el mandado al Sovereign, un avión que ya va para dos años que no se entrega ninguno. Hawker también desmenuzó demasiado el pastel al ofrecer el mismo avión pero con prestaciones diferentes: 750/800/800XP/800XPi/900 y creo que hubo hasta un 950 (corríjanme) aparte el Hawker 4000 y todavía ofrecían el 400XP que era el Beechjet. Hasta lso clientes se hacen pelotas con tanto modelo (parece que empezaron a vender teléfonos celulares: todos hacen lo mismo pero con monadas diferentes). El resultado final fue que Hawker perdió y Cessna tiene tantos modelos que algunos no se construyen, pero se siguen ofertando, y cuando de plano cierren la línea de producción van a tener un enorme mercado de segunda mano de estupendos aviones que los potenciales clientes voltearán a ver aviones descontinuados a un precio muy competitivo.

Y con un mercado mundial volteando a ver a los turboprops en lugar de esos jets "apenitas mejores" como el Mustang, el M2, CJ1+ que cualquier Pilatus o King Air pone en su lugar... el mercado se ajusta más y más con los ahorrros de combustible.
 
Estan comprando solamente Beechcraft, mas no Hawker.

Beechcraft no es una competencia directa con Cessna ya que ofrece productos que Cessna no tiene como el Baron, o los King Air en todas su series, Cessna no vende ni bimotores de piston ni turboprop, asi que con esta compra, tendran casi todas las rebanadas del pastel en estos segmentos.
Hawker sigue huerfano, y si en los siguientes 3 años nadie la compra, mas baratos veremos los 800,850 y 900 en el mercado
Totalmente de acuerdo. Es más, el mismo Bonanza, por ser un modelo de ala baja, más rápido y resistente que los productos actuales de Cessna, puede seguir siendo una buena opción. Así mismo, se rumoraba que Beechcraft podría desarrollar un nuevo modelo tomando de base el King Air y el Bonanza para un nuevo monomotor de turboprop, de ala baja, para competir de lleno con Pilatus. Ya no será tan necesario, pues tendrán al Cessna Caravan; pero si pueden retomar el proyecto para competir contra los Piper Mirage y similares que tanto éxito han tenido.
 
mmm

mm se supone que se unieron Hawker y beachcraft, después absorben raytheon aviation y no supe que se separo hawker de beechcraft, quien se quedo con raytheon aviation? que pasara con hawker? quien seguirá haciendo los T-6Texans ?
 

tcnfly

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Una observación, Cessna no está adquiriendo a Beechcraft, sino Textron, quien es propietaria de Cessna lo cual es diferente.
Beechcraft fue separada de Hawker después de la bancarrota y Raytheon tiene de no ser propietario de Hawker-Beechcraft desde 2006. Desde este año la compañía fue vendida a Goldman-Sachs y Onex Corporation.
 
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