Dallas Airmotive Moves Into Cessna Service Center
Cessna and BBA Aviation Engine Repair & Overhaul Group subsidiary Dallas Airmotive have partnered to install a regional turbine center in the OEM’s largest Citation service facility in Wichita. Starting in April and staffed by full-time Dallas Airmotive technicians, the new unit will offer Cessna customers one-stop aircraft maintenance at the facility, rather than requiring engines to be shipped elsewhere. “With this arrangement, our customers have yet another option when they bring their Citations to us. It will save them time and money by reducing turn-times,” said Mark Paolucci, Cessna’s senior vice president of customer service. “It also gives Cessna dedicated engine specialists for more than 3,000 Citations, including the Citation I/II series, Bravos, Ultras and the Excel/XLS series.” While major engine overhaul work will still need to be sent out, according to a Dallas Airmotive spokesman, the new turbine shop will be able to perform hot-section inspections, repairs and minor service work. This new business relationship is being evaluated closely and if there is interest, it could eventually be expanded to other Cessna facilities, said the spokesman.