Mon, May 10, 2004
$61 Million Facility Biggest Of Its Kind
It's another sign that the aviation industry is starting to
believe in itself again. Cessna's building the biggest jet service
center in the world, a $61 million facility that's longer than five
"It's the largest building project I've ever been involved in,"
said Joel Davis, Cessna's manager for systems and facilities
development for Citation service centers. He was quoted in the
Sunday edition of the Wichita Eagle.
The service center is scheduled to open in January, with the
ability to perform maintenance on up to 120 jets a day.
Six hundred Cessna workers are slated to move to the new
facility in Wichita, along with 500 new hires. Cessna is looking
ahead -- there's room on the service center campus for several more
The Wichita facility is one of ten or so Cessna is building in
the United States and France to maintain its growing jet fleet.
(Photos by ANN Contributor Derrick Vogt)
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