February 6, 2009
Cessna opened its latest Citation Service Center at a site adjoining the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz., Feb. 5. The 101,000-square-foot facility has 62,400 square feet of hangar space, plus office and shop areas. Cessna owns another 12 acres, which leaves plenty of room to expand if necessary. The tract adjoins a 124,800-square-foot ramp and three 10,000-foot-long runways.
On its first day, the facility brought seven Citations in for maintenance.
The Mesa facility joins Cessna’s more than 30 other authorized service facilities around the world.
“The customer and employee experience here is certain to turn Mesa into the premiere location in the Southwest for Citation maintenance. The facility is twice as large, and ramp space is 10 times the size of what we offered in Long Beach,” said Stan Younger, Cessna’s vice president of Service Facilities.
The management team running Chelton Flight Systems and S-Tec Corp. in Mineral Wells, Texas, for parent Cobham Avionics saw an opportunity and bought in.
AOPA met with key California legislative staffers to educate them on a proposed overflight of parks regulation.
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