Yingling Aviation Expands to Independence, Kansas

 - December 1, 2010, 9:15 AM

Wichita-based Yingling Aviation has opened a maintenance and service facility on Independence Municipal Airport in Independence, Kan. The new 10,000-sq-ft hangar is adjacent to Cessna Aircraft’s manufacturing facility. Lynn Nichols, president and CEO, told AIN that the new Cessna-authorized service facility was jointly funded by the company and the City of Independence but declined to be specific about the cost of the project. According to the company, refurbishment of the World War II-vintage hangar included new lighting, an updated HVAC system, tooling and equipment. It will provide service and warranty support for the Cessna Skyhawk, Skylane, Stationair and Corvalis. “The proximity between Yingling and Cessna has always been a positive factor in the relationship between the two companies and it has been especially true in recent years in Wichita,” Nichols said. “We have been able to complement and provide supplemental services that have assisted the factory in Wichita in meeting the needs of customers in areas such as parts distribution, the Oasis Caravan interior program, technical product support, aircraft modifications and SkyCatcher assembly.”