Dallas-Based Vought Aircraft Wins $1 Billion Contract

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press


DALLAS (AP) - Vought (vawt) Aircraft Industries today announced
it will make wings and other parts for some Cessna business jets.
The contract could be worth more than one billion dollars for
Dallas-based Vought.
Vought says the deal covers design and production work for parts
that will go on the Model 850 Cessna Citation Columbus jet.
The company said most of the engineering and tool-design work
will be done in Dallas and production work will be handled in
Nashville, Tennessee.
The general manager of the Nashville plant said it was the
facility's first new full-wing contract in 20 years.
Deliveries of final parts is scheduled to start in 2011.
The Citation Columbus is designed to carry up to 10 passengers
with a long range.
Cessna is a division of Textron.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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