WICHITA, Kansas -- Hawker Beechcraft officials announced plans Wednesday to start a rolling furlough for some employees.
The workers build the T-6 and AT-6 trainers for the United States government.
The company is currently in negotiations with federal officials as part of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training Systems contract to supply more planes.
Company officials say the decision was made to synchronize output to customer demand.
Approximately 240 are affected by the rolling furloughs, meaning not all will be out of work at the same time.
It's expected to last throughout 2013.