The Wichita, Kansas based
Hawker Beechcraft Company has filed a law suit over its rejection to
bid on close to $1 Billion in aircraft business with the U.S. Air Force,
according to a December 27, 2011 article in the Wichita Eagle.
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The article said that
the Hawker Beechcraft Company filed a protest with the Government
Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the exclusion. The
GAO said that in "dismissing Hawker Beechcraft’s protest, the Air Force
said the company missed a three-day deadline to file a request for a
debriefing and a 10-day deadline to file a protest."
Supporters of Hawker
Beechcraft argue that the company has
competed for this contract in the bid process against the Brazilian based Embraer
for a year. Winning this bid could eventually supply 35 aircraft to the
U.S. Air Force, which could result in a revenue of $950 million
and the preservation of 1,400 U.S. jobs.
George Soros' involvement with the Brazilian aircraft manufacture
remains unproven. An examination of the
board of directors at Embraer
showed no mention of Soros and a look at of the tycoon's top
showed no direct dealings with Embraer.