Cessna to establish service center in Anderson County

December 3, 2012 by  

The Anderson Independent Mail recently announced that a new service center will be established by the Cessna Aircraft Co. at the Anderson Regional Airport, which is near Anderson, South Carolina, by January of next year. The Cessna Aircraft Co. no doubt used flyer printing and poster printing to make this announcement, which will bring some additional jobs to the town.

The establishment of this service center came about as a result of an agreement between the Anderson County Council and Cessna Aircraft. Officials from the airport say that pilots from at least a radius of 300 miles will be able to go for parts and service at this new center. Columbia is home to a similar service center already.

In addition to the two maintenance workers that are currently at the airport who will take over the Cessna work, a part-time contractor will also be hired by the County. Another provision of the agreement between Cessna and Anderson County is that the County could be paid between $2,000 and $5,000 for any lead that the County provides that result in a plane being purchased within a year.

The Cessna Aircraft Co. is based in Wichita, Kansas and has been in operation for over 80 years. With its first aircraft being a monoplane that does not use struts or braces to support the wings, the company moved on to designing and building light and mid-size business jets, single-engine aircraft, and utility turbo-props. The company has more than 370 facilities for its propeller aircraft and 39 service centers for its business line of jets.