For Release: July, 2015
Contact: Dave Franson, PR Representative
Long time Cessna affiliate is now an authorized service provider for Bonanza, Barons
Wichita, KS—Yingling Aviation has received another important approval from an original equipment manufacturer with its designation by Textron Aviation as an authorized service facility for Beechcraft’s current production propeller driven piston engine aircraft–the single engine Bonanza and the twin-engine Baron, and the legacy piston propeller models. As the first-ever Cessna dealer, Yingling, which was founded in 1946, gained unparalleled experience maintaining Cessna’s line of propeller-driven aircraft, which ranged from the early two-place Model 120s and 140s all the way to the turboprop Caravans and Conquests. The firm is about to enter its seventh decade as one of the world’s leading service facilities for the entire line of Cessna products.
“The addition of these venerable Beechcraft models to the list of aircraft we are now authorized to support is a source of pride and a major milestone in Yingling’s impressive history,” explained Jerry Pickett, Yingling’s Vice President of Customer Programs. “Over the years, we have been involved in a continual expansion of our services and have grown our capacity and capabilities in engine, airframe, avionics, propeller and parts support to compliment the strong background and reputation we have developed as leaders in interior modifications. We previously grew that enterprise to include other than Cessna products, so we viewed the Textron Aviation acquisition as a logical opportunity to extend the industry leading maintenance and service capabilities we provide to legacy Cessna pistons and turboprops to cover Beechcraft’s line of piston propeller driven aircraft, as well.”
Yingling is an FAA and EASA Approved Part 145 repair station. It is a factory authorized service provider for Avidyne, Bendix/King, Chelton, Garmin, Honeywell, L3, NAT, PS Engineering, Rockwell Collins, Sandel and Genesys Aerosystems avionics and operates McCauley, MT Propeller and Sensenich factory authorized prop shops, as well. The facility, located on Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, also offers one of the country’s most popular pilot shops, the Aviator’s Attic, a source for just about everything a pilot needs, including aviation-related gifts, training manuals, books, handheld avionics, and apparel and is home to a Subway Cafe, too.
Yingling Aviation was approved by Cessna Aircraft Company as its first official service and parts facility during its initial year in business, 1946. Its approximately 100 Wichita-based employees are dedicated to serving customers. At its growing location on Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) in Wichita, Kansas, Yingling also operates as a McCauley Propeller Authorized Service Center. For nearly seven decades it has also maintained a position as the dominant Cessna parts supplier. In addition to the newly-announced services for the Beechcraft propeller products, Yingling also offers comprehensive support to the full range of new and legacy Cessna aircraft, offering the experience and professionalism of top-notch FlightSafety trained technicians, aided by quick access to additional expertise and resources of nearby factory personnel, and familiarity with local vendors. Providing a full range of airframe, engine, propeller, avionics, parts, interiors and aircraft acquisition and sales, and management services, Yingling Aviation can be reached by calling (316) 943-3246 or on the web at www.yinglingaviation.com.