Cessna's Wichita Citation Service Center Using Factory Paint Team

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 7, 2010 – The Cessna Citation Service Center in Wichita is now using available capacity at the paint facility in the original Cessna assembly factory to support increasing requirements for repainting aircraft brought through the service center. Cessna Aircraft Company is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

"As the Citation fleet has grown and increased our activity in Wichita, we have been able to tap the capacity that is literally next door at the factory for all our aircraft painting requirements," said Stan Younger, vice president of facilities for the Cessna Citation Service Center network. "Now the Wichita Cessna Citation Service Center offers a single stop for all painting needs coupled with our extensive interior refurbishment capabilities and our RightNow Interiors program.

"Customers who bring their Citations to the Wichita Cessna Citation Service Center can be confident in knowing their Citations will emerge from the repainting process looking like they were new from the factory because the same professional paint team will be doing the work," Younger said.

Cessna has dedicated physical capacity to support a large volume of aftermarket paint needs. Under Cessna's RightNow Interiors program, the Wichita Cessna Citation Service Center also stocks pre-selected, certified interior design materials, eliminating long-lead times otherwise necessary to order materials for interior refurbishments.