Avcorp Work Moving Back to Cessna, Other Suppliers

 - January 31, 2011, 8:00 AM

Structural assembly work done by Canada-based Avcorp will be transitioned back to Cessna facilities and other suppliers, according to a Cessna spokesman. Avcorp manufactures Citation CJ3 vertical stabilizer, rudder and center wing box assemblies, Sovereign empennage and wing spars and CJ4 components. Avcorp said it will continue filling Cessna orders “until transition, and the transition timeline is not yet defined. A production transition plan, as well as a remuneration agreement, is subject of discussion.” Cessna is planning to move Sovereign wing spar production to a Wichita supplier and CJ3 wing boxes to Cessna’s Independence, Kan. facility, according to the spokesman. A new “strategic” supplier in Mexico will build Sovereign, CJ3 and CJ4 empennages.