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 FAA has asked the National Transportation Safety Board to review a judge’s ruling reversing a fine it levied in an unmanned-aircraft case.
The Tucson Soaring Club is trying to grow the sport by training the next generation of glider pilots.
Able Flight has received and $8,000 check from the AOPA Foundation.
AOPA thanks our members for their continued support in protecting the freedom to fly.