Welcome to Wichita, Kansas

Where Aviation and a Vibrant Lifestyle Converge

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Are you ready to take your career in aviation to new heights? Look no further than Textron Aviation, a global leader in general aviation, and make Wichita your new home! Explore why joining Textron Aviation in Wichita is an opportunity you don't want to miss.

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Why Wichita?

Aviation Capital of the World

Wichita proudly holds the title of the "Air Capital of the World." With a rich history in aviation, Wichita is the epicenter of the aerospace industry, offering unparalleled career opportunities and a thriving aviation community. Join us in Wichita, where aviation dreams become a reality.

  • 11 nonstop flight destinations

Thriving Job Market

Wichita's robust job market extends beyond aviation, offering diverse opportunities in various industries. Textron Aviation, a key player in the local economy, provides a wide range of career paths, from engineering and manufacturing to sales and customer support. Wichita's job market ensures there's a place for everyone, regardless of their expertise.

  • 20.1 min average commute

  • 51,000+ jobs in manufacturing

Affordable Cost of Living

Relocating to Wichita means enjoying a high quality of life at an affordable cost. Compared to most cities, Wichita offers a lower cost of living, allowing you to stretch your paycheck further. Affordable housing options, reasonable transportation costs, and competitive pricing on everyday goods mean you can live comfortably while pursuing your career goals.

  • 91.1

    cost of living index

  • $978

    average apartment rent

  • 65.1%

    homeownership rate

Cultural Experiences

Wichita isn't just about aviation; it's a city bursting with cultural richness and diverse experiences for all. Discover a thriving arts scene at the Wichita Art Museum and explore local talent at the Orpheum Theatre. Dive into the flavors of local cuisine and explore a variety of culinary delights. With festivals, music venues, and a vibrant nightlife, Wichita ensures that there's always something exciting happening.

  • 100+ miles of bike paths, lanes and facilities

  • 303 days of sunshine

Family-Friendly Environment

Wichita is an excellent place for families, with an abundance of family-friendly attractions and activities. Spend quality time exploring the Sedgwick County Zoo, immerse yourself in history at the Exploration Place, or enjoy the natural beauty of the Botanica Wichita gardens. The city's excellent schools and safe neighborhoods provide a nurturing environment for children to thrive.

  • 10.19 student / teacher ratio

  • 26% child care cost burden

Why Textron Aviation?

Global Leader in General Aviation

Textron Aviation is synonymous with excellence in the aviation industry. By joining our team, you become part of the Cessna® and Beechcraft® legacies that have redefined the world of flight. As an industry leader, we constantly innovate and push boundaries, shaping the future of aviation.

Collaborative and Inclusive Culture

At Textron Aviation, we believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment where everyone's unique perspectives are valued and respected. Join our team in Wichita, where you'll work alongside passionate professionals dedicated to achieving greatness together.

Professional Development and Growth

Textron Aviation invests in the growth and development of its employees. We offer comprehensive training programs, mentorship opportunities, and clear paths for career advancement. Whether you're just starting your aviation journey or have years of experience, Textron Aviation provides the resources and support - like our best-in-class tuition assistance program - to help you reach new heights in your professional life.

Total Rewards for You, and Your Family

At our company, we believe in taking care of our employees from the moment they walk through our doors, through healthcare, financial, career development, personal wellbeing, and community service. That's why we are proud to offer a thorough benefits package, with healthcare coverage starting on day one of employment. Whether you're starting a new job or transitioning from another company, you won't have to worry about a gap in healthcare coverage. From the moment you join our team, you'll have the security of knowing that you're protected in case of unexpected medical expenses. We also have an on-site Plane Healthy Wellness Center and Pharmacy to make it easy to prioritize your wellness.

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Smooth Transition

Moving to a new city involves a multitude of tasks, from finding suitable housing to transferring utilities and establishing new connections. Our relocation package includes access to relocation specialists who will assist you in managing the logistics of your move. Their expertise and support will ensure a smooth transition, helping you navigate the intricacies of the relocation process. We want to set you up for success and provide you with the necessary support to thrive in your new role and make a positive impact.

Relocate to Wichita, where your aviation dreams can take flight, and join the Textron Aviation team.

We value your talent and believe that your success is our success. Let us support you every step of the way as you embark on this exciting new chapter in your career. Experience a vibrant lifestyle, from exciting cultural attractions to family-friendly adventures, all while enjoying an affordable cost of living. Wichita offers the perfect balance between a fulfilling career and a thriving personal life. Take the leap and join us in Wichita today!

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