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Cessna lays off 95 at Independence

Under plans announced in 2009, 95 workers were laid off at the Cessna Aircraft plant in Independence, Kan. Cessna produces the Skyhawk, Skylane, Stationair, Corvalis, Corvalis TT, and Citation Mustang at the facility located southeast of Wichita.

There were no new layoff warnings made to state officials, since the layoffs were part of plans issued in 2009. The only new layoffs in the Wichita area for March came from Boeing, which laid off 25 workers.

The change does not affect an already-announced 2010 delivery schedule, a Cessna spokesman told a local business publication. Since 2008, Cessna reduced its workforce from 12,017 employees to 6,036, according to the Wichita Business Journal’s employer list.

Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.

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