Citation Center Destined for Arizona

 - February 1, 2007, 10:32 AM

Cessna recently signed a ground-lease agreement at Williams Gateway Airport, Mesa, Ariz., possibly for the eventual development of a Citation Service Center. But, while Cessna confirms it has signed a lease for 11.7 acres of land at the airport, the company hasn’t disclosed what, or even if, it will build there. “We signed the lease to ensure that we can build at this specific location in the future if we choose to do so,” a Cessna spokeswoman told AIN. “There are many due-diligence items that must be completed before any final decisions can be made on the land we’ve leased. We expect to complete these due-diligence items within the next 12 to 18 months.” Cessna’s service center in Long Beach, Calif., is the factory-owned Citation maintenance facility in the western region.