Textron Aviation recently marked the delivery of the 100th flagship Cessna Citation Longitude business jet to a dedicated, long-standing customer.
The Textron Aviation team commemorated this achievement with a special celebration held at the company’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.
The Cessna Citation Longitude
The Cessna Citation Longitude, a super-midsize business jet, is a testament to Textron Aviation’s commitment to excellence in design, production, and customer satisfaction.
Lannie O’Bannion, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Flight Operations, expressed, “The Citation Longitude’s performance, efficiency, and unrivaled cabin experience have already made it a legendary aircraft in its segment.”
“We’re proud of this significant delivery milestone and of our talented team who continues to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers.”
Designed for Excellence
The Citation Longitude stands out in the super-midsize business jet category, prioritizing the pilot experience, passenger comfort, and overall performance.
It truly lives up to its reputation as the flagship of the Citation family of business jets, offering unrivaled features:
No other super-midsize business jet can match the Citation Longitude when it comes to range. With an impressive 3,500 nautical mile range, it can comfortably reach distant destinations without the need for frequent refueling stops.
The aircraft boasts a full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds, allowing for more flexibility in terms of passengers and cargo. This feature is a game-changer for businesses and individuals looking for efficient travel options.
Speed and Efficiency
The Citation Longitude excels in cruise speed, ensuring swift and efficient travel. It also shines in terms of direct operating costs, offering an economic advantage that savvy travelers will appreciate.
Passenger comfort is a top priority for the Citation Longitude. It features the quietest cabin in its class, with a low cabin altitude of 4,950 feet.
More standard features and a bespoke interior design elevate the passenger experience to new heights.
With seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat, the Longitude provides ample room to stretch out.
Its stand-up, 6-foot tall flat-floor cabin and standard double-club configuration deliver the most legroom in the super-midsize class.
The Longitude is not just about comfort and performance; it also embraces cutting-edge technology. Passengers can seamlessly manage their environment and entertainment from their mobile devices.
The spacious cockpit is designed for crew comfort and efficiency, offering easier access and ergonomic features.
The clean-sheet design of the Citation Longitude incorporates the latest technology, resulting in the lowest direct operating cost in its class.
Powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, the Longitude combines extended engine overhaul periods with best-in-class airframe intervals of 18 months or 800 hours, whichever occurs first.
Advanced technology, including Textron Aviation’s full-time diagnostics aircraft recording system (AReS), LinxUs, and 3D Technical Publications, significantly reduces maintenance downtime and overall operational costs.
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