Cessna Aircraft Co. has added a sixth Citation Mobile Service Unit to its ServiceDirect system to augment support to the Cessna Citation business jet fleet. The new MSU is based at McKinley Air Inc., at the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). Customers may schedule the MSU through the New York Citation Service Center. Mobile Service Units are full-size service trucks equipped with tooling to perform a variety of Citation diagnostic and maintenance functions, including AOG support. These units can also perform medium-sized planned maintenance events, as well as engine removal.
In 2009, the in-service trucks made 541 service calls, traveling more than 70,000 miles and performing 310 unscheduled and 231 scheduled maintenance jobs. In the first two months this year, MSUs made 148 support visits. The other MSUs are based in North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Southern California and South Florida.