Textron Aviation recently broke ground on the 180,000 sq ft expansion to its parts distribution facility in Wichita, Kansas. The project will allow the company to better support customers who own and operate Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker products.
"This is an exciting day for Textron as we break ground on this expansion to our parts distribution facility," says senior vice president, global parts and distribution Kriya Shortt. "The additional space and capabilities this expansion provides will enable us to continue to invest in inventory to support not only new models like the Cessna SkyCourier and Beechcraft Denali, but to continue to bolster our stock levels for other product lines as well."
The expansion will provide additional space for warehouse storage, customer support analysts and offices. It will also enable Textron to make it easier for customers to conduct business with the company, including a dedicated lane for customers to drop off or pick up parts in person, and opportunities for consolidated shipments. The expanded operations will also provide expedited support to the company's own Wichita service centre.
“As we continue to invest in our product line up, it is important that we also invest in our aftermarket business,” says president and CEO Ron Draper. “We remain dedicated to our customers beyond their delivery, we support them throughout the life of their aircraft.”
Professional Engineering Consultants, GLMV Architecture and CONCO Construction are teaming up on the expansion project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023. All companies are local to Textron Aviation's headquarters and the expanded facility in Wichita, Kansas.