Cessna moves sport aircraft work to Independence

? Cessna Aircraft has moved work on its 162 Skycatcher from Wichita to its plant in Independence.

Yingling Aviation in Wichita has been reassembling and delivering the Skycatcher aircraft after it was manufactured by a company in China.

Cessna said Monday work on the two-seat light sport aircraft will be moved from Yingling to the Cessna plant in Independence.

Cessna spokeswoman Diane White says Cessna wants to integrate the Skycatcher with its other single-engine airplanes in Independence. She says the plant in Independence has the capacity to do the work and the decision is not a reflection on Yingling.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Yingling has laid off six mechanics and moved others to other programs because of the decision.