10 February 2014
Mooney International Corp. CEO Dr. Jerry Chen said the company has begun the long-anticipated production of the first new Mooney Airplane since 2009.
The assembly line will begin to move February 26. Since announcing the return to the market in November, after a five-year production hiatus, the new leadership at Mooney has been busy preparing the dormant company to return to manufacturing.
The company now employs more than 55 people at the Kerrville operation that is going through a major transformation of improvements. The company continues to upgrade the facility and has invested in new manufacturing equipment. There is also a strong evolution toward building a more technologically based manufacturing facility that will add to production efficiencies.
In its 85-year history, Mooney has manufactured and delivered more than 11,000 aircraft worldwide. Today, more than 7,800 customers in the United States and 1,000 more overseas fly these proven, high-performance airplanes. For more information, visit www.mooney.com.