Cessna opens world’s largest GA maintenance facility

Cessna must be feeling optimistic about the future. The company just opened the world’s largest GA maintenance facility, the Wichita Citation Service Center. The center, which took three years to build, has more than 443,000 square feet and can service more than 100 Citations simultaneously. The 1,600-foot-long building is equivalent to 2-1/2 city blocks or 5-1/2 football fields.

Meanwhile, Cessna is planning a $20 million expansion at its plant in Independence, Kansas. The plant, which builds single-engine airplanes, employs about 600 people. The company plans to add another 500 workers over the next several years.

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