Avic and Cessna, still negotiating details of a wide-ranging partnership, are aiming to deliver the first Citation Sovereign from their planned Chengdu, China, assembly line within 18 months. The plant will supply aircraft to the Chinese market, says Michael Shih, Cessna’s VP for strategy and business development in China. “Negotiations are going well and we are working toward a joint-venture contract within this year,” Shih says. “We are hoping the first one will come off the line ...


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