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March 2008 edition

Production rates and workload increase at Cessna

Workers at Cessna's plant in southeast Kansas plan to double the delivery rate of Mustang aircraft from 45 last year to 100 aircraft in 2008, to meet increasing demand.

This will rise next year to 150 as the plane hits its full prod-uction rate, the company says. Workers in Kansas already turn out around four single-engine planes a day and one Mustang a week. This year, they will average two Mustangs a week.

To create more floor space for Mustang production, Cessna has shifted some single-engine work to another plant in Georgia.

Two thirds of the factory in Independence is dedicated to producing Mustangs. Cessna has made a number of changes to the site recently, including a new paint preparat....

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