Textron aviation announced the first delivery of the Cessna Citation Longitude super mid-sized business jet. The aircraft received FAA certification on September 21, 2019.
“The newly certified Citation Longitude brings unrivaled technology to the business travel market, for both the passenger and the pilot, offering our customers the most efficient and productive super-midsize jet now in operation,” said Ron Draper, president and CEO. “We are thrilled to now transition this program into service.”
“The Longitude was designed around maximizing reliability and operational availability for our customers,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “The Longitude’s industry-leading on-board diagnostics system is backed by Textron Aviation’s team of 3,000 customer service employees. Our expert technicians trained alongside the development of the program and are ready to support our customers wherever they are in the world.”
The Citation Longitude has a range of 3,500 nm and a full payload of 1,600 pounds. With seating for 10 in the super-midsize class aircraft, the Garmin G5000 flight deck and Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, the aircraft has the longest range, highest payload and highest cruise speed in its class.