Wings Magazine

News
Cessna expands European Citation Service Center capabilities

July 15, 2008, Farnborough, U.K. – Cessna’s European Citation Service Center, located at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, is moving toward round-the-clock support for aircraft-on-ground (AOG) situations and expanding its capabilities for unplanned maintenance.


July 15, 2008
By Administrator

July 15, 2008,
Farnborough, U.K. – Cessna’s European Citation Service Center, located
at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, is moving toward round-the-clock
support for aircraft-on-ground (AOG) situations and expanding its
capabilities for unplanned maintenance.

“With the Citation fleet growing
in the European market, we believe it’s the right time to step up our
service levels for unplanned maintenance and AOG situations,” said
Cessna’s senior vice president of customer service Mark Paolucci.
“Within a year we will be offering the 24/7 level of service that
Citation owners experience in North America.”

Mobile unplanned maintenance teams will travel throughout the region to
minimize downtime for Citation owners and operators. The teams will
respond to AOG situations, carry a specialized parts inventory and
arrange for timely delivery of other parts as necessary.

“We are responding as quickly as we can within European Aviation Safety
Agency requirements to establish the extra level of maintenance
response that our Citation customers have come to expect,” Paolucci
said.

Advertisment

Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's largest
manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2007, Cessna delivered
1,272 aircraft, including 387 Citation business jets, and reported
revenues of about $5 billion. Cessna has a current backlog of $14.5
billion. Since the company was originally established in 1927, some
190,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered to nearly every country in
the world. The global fleet of more than 5,100 Citations is the largest
fleet of business jets in the world. More information about Cessna
Aircraft Company is available at www.cessna.com .

Textron Inc. is a $13.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 34
countries with approximately 44,000 employees. The company leverages
its global network of aircraft, defence and intelligence, industrial
and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions
and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands
such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex,
Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and
Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at
www.textron.com .