Citation service center relocating

 - January 23, 2007, 11:03 AM

Cessna will construct a Citation Service Center at the Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa, Ariz., and close the Long Beach, Calif. service center. The new operation is scheduled to open in a “phased transition” by the first quarter of 2009. The company said the Mesa facility will be more than twice as large as its Long Beach facility and have more than 10 times the ramp space. “Customer preference and our business need to expand made it necessary for us to consider a move,” said Mark Paolucci, Cessna senior v-p for customer service.