The Cessna Aircraft Company today announced the first Cessna-owned Citation Service Centre in the UK, located at Robin Hood Airport, near Doncaster.
The newly-acquired 50,000-square-foot facility, rebranded as the Doncaster Citation Service Centre, offers a wide range of services from maintenance to modernization and paint. Previously known as Kinch Aviation Services, the business has operated for 15 years and been a Cessna authorized service facility for the past four years.
Joe Hepburn, Cessna senior vice president, Customer Service, said: “Our European customers have been asking for modernization and paint capabilities. Our announcement this month of new Citation Service Centres in Spain and now the UK means we can now offer these services for the more than 1,070 Citations currently operating in the region. We are extremely excited about the benefits these facilities will deliver for the region’s Citation fleet.”
Hepburn continued: “Growing our service presence globally is very important as it enables us to better serve our broad customer base. The location of the Doncaster facility has been popular with our European customers and the center has a proven record of high-quality customer service.”
Cessna now has a total of 13 factory-operated Citation Service Centres across Europe, the United States and Singapore. Cessna’s global Citation Service Centre network also includes the ServiceDirect initiative, through which the company operates 22 Mobile Service Units in the United States, Canada and Europe, and provides further field support through Cessna’s AOG Go Teams, Air Response Team, HomeService and Temporary Personnel Support.