WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A bankruptcy judge wants more information before deciding whether to approve Hawker Beechcraft’s request to pay eight top executives more than $5.3 million in bonuses.
But a company spokeswoman says the judge did allow $1.9 million in bonuses for 31 other lower management-level employees during a hearing Thursday in New York.
The judge asked for a written summary of the day’s testimony. It wasn’t immediately clear when he may rule on the larger bonuses.
The Wichita, Kansas-based plane maker filed for bankruptcy in May.
Machinists Union spokesman Frank Larkin says the case should be about what’s best for the company, its employees and Wichita not executives.
Hawker Beechcraft declined comment beyond its court filings, which say its managers are a “talented and capable group” with much work to do.