Cessna signs up Shanghai Hawker Pacific


Shanghai Hawker Pacific to become Cessna authorised service centre

Cessna Aircraft has signed a preliminary agreement to work towards appointing Shanghai Hawker Pacific business aviation service centre as an authorised service facility.

Shanghai Hawker Pacific business aviation centre currently provides lounge facilities, handling and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for business aircraft. Authorised service facility status will allow Shanghai Hawker Pacific to support Citation Sovereigns operating in northern Asia. Shanghai Hawker Pacific  is a joint venture between Shanghai Airport Authority and aircraft service company Hawker Pacific.

Speaking at the signing ceremony at ABACE, Scott Ernest, Cessna president and chief executive said: “This agreement is the first step towards SHPBASC being awarded authorized service facility status. We are committed to China and our valued customers here; this facility will further enhance Cessna’s support network across the Asia-Pacific region.”

Carey Matthews, Shanghai Hawker Pacific general manager, added: “With over 30 years’ experience of maintaining and handling aircraft, Hawker Pacific has built up a solid support network in China. Shanghai Hawker Pacific is therefore ideally placed to offer a high level of service to Cessna’s rapidly growing fleet across China and the surrounding region.”