Textron Aviation delivers first Cessna Citation Longitude to Mexico

A Cessna Citation Longitude jet in flight.
Photo Credit: Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation has delivered the first flagship Cessna Citation Longitude business jet to a customer in Mexico. This state-of-the-art aircraft is set to revolutionize business travel throughout Mexico and North America.

The Citation Longitude, which was certified by the Mexican Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) in 2022, boasts remarkable performance, efficiency, and an unrivaled cabin experience.

Lannie O’Bannion, the senior vice president of Global Sales and Flight Operations at Textron Aviation, expressed his satisfaction with the delivery, stating:

“The Citation Longitude’s performance, efficiency, and unrivaled cabin experience make it the perfect aircraft for passengers and pilots alike, and we are pleased to deliver this for our customers in Mexico.”

O’Bannion also acknowledged the continuous trust of owners and operators who opt for Citation business jets for their business and personal travel needs.

Longitude performance

He extended his gratitude to the Textron Aviation workforce, highlighting their exceptional work in designing, building, and maintaining the company’s legendary lineup of aircraft.

The Citation Longitude sets itself apart with its incorporation of the latest technologies. Equipped with integrated autopilot, autothrottles, and emergency descent mode (EDM), this aircraft prioritizes pilot experience, passenger comfort, and overall performance.


As the flagship model of the Citation family of business jets, the Longitude offers an unparalleled range, payload capacity, and cruise speed at a lower direct operating cost.

Owners and operators in Mexico can enjoy impressive city pairs, such as Monterrey, Mexico to Asuncion, Paraguay; Toluca, Mexico to Belem, Brazil; and with just one stop, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Tokyo, Japan.

Textron Aviation recently celebrated the production milestone of the 100th Citation Longitude, which is expected to be delivered later this year. This accomplishment reflects the company’s commitment to meeting the demand for advanced business aviation solutions.

Cessna Citation Longitude specs

The Cessna Citation Longitude is a super-midsize business jet designed to exceed passenger expectations. With a range of 6,482 kilometers (3,500 nautical miles) and a full fuel payload of 726 kilograms (1,600 pounds), it offers exceptional performance.

The aircraft’s cabin sets a new standard for quietness, featuring a low cabin altitude of 1,509 meters (4,950 feet) and an array of standard features. Passengers will enjoy a bespoke interior and a comfortable, spacious environment.

The Longitude provides seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat. Its stand-up cabin, reaching a height of 6 feet, ensures passengers can move about comfortably.

With a standard double-club configuration, it offers the most legroom in the super-midsize class. The fully berthable seats, designed and manufactured in-house, enhance the overall travel experience.

Furthermore, a generous walk-in baggage compartment remains easily accessible throughout the flight. Passengers can take control of their environment and entertainment using state-of-the-art cabin technology, conveniently managed through their mobile devices.

The cockpit of the Citation Longitude is designed to enhance crew comfort and efficiency. With a spacious layout and ergonomic features, it enables pilots to focus entirely on their tasks.

Maintenance optimization

Textron Aviation’s commitment to innovation and cost optimization is evident in the clean-sheet design of the Longitude.

The aircraft incorporates cutting-edge technology to deliver the lowest direct operating cost in its class. It is powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, ensuring efficient performance and reliability.

The Longitude’s advanced maintenance features contribute to reducing downtime and overall operating costs. Textron Aviation’s full-time diagnostics recording system (AReS) and 3D Technical Publications provide state-of-the-art solutions for maintenance and troubleshooting.

This integration of advanced technology allows for on-condition engine overhaul periods and best-in-class airframe intervals of 18 months or 800 hours, whichever comes first.

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