Cessna Citation service centers to offer mobile service units

 - May 2, 2008, 10:13 AM

Cessna Aircraft has begun serving Citation customers with a mobile service unit designed to save owners and operators time and money on their aircraft maintenance.

Operated by the Cessna Citation Service Centers, the mobile service unit performs nearly all small and medium scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, including engine replacements. The unit is equipped with a 28-foot boom capable of hoisting a Citation X’s Rolls-Royce AE3007 engines. Each unit has a ground power unit, an air compressor, jacks for all Citation models, a rear-mounted lift and a hydraulic mule.

The first mobile service unit truck is in service, based at the San Antonio Cessna Citation Service Center, and since June 2007 has executed more than 100 service orders from routine avionics to Citation X engine exchanges. All of the mobile service units will be staffed by qualified A&P mechanics who specialize in Citations.

“Based on enthusiastic customer response to the first mobile service unit, Cessna has three more in production and a number of additional units planned for the future,” said Stan Younger, Cessna’s vice president of service facilities. “We will base the next three units on the east and west coasts, where many Citations are located.”