SHANGHAI, China, March 27, 2012 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has today signed an agreement appointing Beijing DINGSHI GA Tech Service Center (CFIC) as a Citation authorized service facility.
The facility will provide maintenance services for operators of Citation XLS+ family, Citation Sovereign and Citation X aircraft throughout northern Asia.
Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), Scott Ernest, Cessna president and CEO, said: "This agreement is an expansion of Cessna's long relationship with CFIC. The Chinese business aviation market represents an exciting opportunity for Cessna; we are committed to the region and our valued customers here. We are delighted CFIC will provide our growing Asian customer base with the high level of support enjoyed by our customers globally."
Mr. Ouyang, director of CFIC, added: "We have owned and maintained Citation aircraft since the early 1990s, operating the airplanes on flight inspection missions, and we now have 10 Citations in our fleet, most recently adding three Citation Sovereigns. We are therefore ideally positioned to provide experienced support to Cessna customers."