Cessna breaks ground on Kansas jet assembly plant

Nov 04, 2008 | 12:47 PM | Tom Jennemann

Cessna Aircraft Co. has begun construction on a new design and assembly plant for its Citation Columbus business jet, which will have an all-aluminum airframe.

Cessna, a unit of Textron Inc., Providence, R.I., is investing $780 million to develop the Citation Columbus, which will be the company's largest business jet. The new plant, in Wichita, Kan., will house engineering offices, final assembly and more than 1,000 new direct employees.....

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