Cessna Aircraft is recalling close to 200 laid-off workers as the company resumes production of its Citation Sovereign business jet and ramps up production of its new Citation CJ4, the company said.
The workers will return in January, said Cessna spokesman Doug Oliver.
Cessna halted production of the Sovereign during the economic downturn that hit the business jet market. Cessna recently resumed building the Sovereign, and production is “ramping up slowly,” Oliver said.
The callbacks are not an indication that business is picking up at Cessna, Oliver said.
“This is simply a resumption of a product line that’s been shuttered for a while,” he said. “It’s not an indication that business has changed nor is it an indication that we’re hiring.”