Textron Aviation has reached a significant milestone by delivering its hundredth Cessna Citation Longitude business jet. This long-awaited achievement was marked with a special ceremony at the company's headquarters in Wichita. It reflects the popularity of this model among customers who remain loyal to Citation's product line.
Ron Draper, President and CEO of Textron Aviation, expressed his pride in this accomplishment, stating, "The Citation Longitude has redefined its category with best-in-class features, efficiency, and unparalleled cabin comfort." He also emphasized that reaching this important milestone wouldn't have been possible without the loyal owners and operators who choose Citation and the exceptional efforts of the staff involved in designing, building, and servicing this impressive business jet.
The Cessna Citation Longitude received its FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification in September 2019, after which deliveries to customers began. This aircraft is equipped with powerful Honeywell HTF7700L engines, allowing it to reach a maximum cruising speed of up to 882 km/h and fly a distance of up to 6482 km without stops.
However, range and speed are not the only advantages of the Citation Longitude. The aircraft's cabin is designed for 12 passengers and offers a luxurious level of comfort. The cabin's height is 1.83 meters, providing ample space even for tall passengers. The cabin seats are upholstered with high-quality fabrics and leather, ensuring a comfortable seating experience. Each seat is equipped with its touchscreen, allowing passengers to control lighting and comfort settings in their seating area.
For entertainment and passenger convenience, the Citation Longitude features a modern Cessna Clarity multimedia system that operates on Android and iOS platforms. This system allows passengers to adjust cabin temperature, lighting, and window shading, providing each passenger with a personalized and comfortable experience during the flight.
Additionally, the Citation Longitude demonstrates outstanding performance during takeoff and landing at high-altitude airports. It requires only 1494 meters for takeoff and 1036 meters for landing. This significantly expands the available airport and landing options, making this business jet even more convenient and versatile.
Overall, the Cessna Citation Longitude continues to gain popularity among corporate and private customers due to its impressive features, comfort, and modern technology. The achievement of the hundredth order underscores its success and significance in the world of business aviation.