Cessna Aircraft Co. has added 16 new mobile service trucks to its ServiceDirect program. Each of Cessna’s eight company-owned Citation Service Centers in the U.S. have received two trucks.
“These new smaller trucks will complement the full-size mobile service units currently in service throughout the United States,” said Mark Paolucci, Cessna’s senior vice president of Customer Service. “These smaller mobile service trucks will allow us to rapidly respond to more jobs that don’t require a full-size mobile service unit.”
ServiceDirect is Cessna’s new offering designed to provide a range of customer service options for Citation operators outside of the company’s service centers. This includes on-site maintenance operations and long-term logistics support including airframe & powerplant mechanic placement or contract support.
Mobile service units are positioned in North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, Southern California, South Florida and Ohio. Two more MSUs will be added in Colorado and Indiana by the end of 2010 to bring the fleet to nine.
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 half of this year, MSUs have made 593 support visits.
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