Textron Aviation Delivers 100th Cessna Citation Longitude

Textron Aviation marked a new milestone with the delivery of its 100th Cessna Citation Longitude last week.

[Courtesy of Textron Aviation]

Textron Aviation celebrated the delivery of its 100th Cessna Citation Longitude business jet with an event at the company’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, last week.

The aircraft, which went to an undisclosed longtime Cessna customer, rolled off the production line in May. The Longitude received its FAA type certificate in September 2019 with deliveries beginning the following October. The aircraft earned its type certificate under the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in July 2021.

“The Citation Longitude’s performance, efficiency and unrivaled cabin experience have already made it a legendary aircraft in its segment,” said Textron Aviation’s senior vice president of global sales and flight operations Lannie O’Bannion. “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.”

The Cessna Citation Longitude “super-midsize” business jet features integrated autopilot and autothrottle systems with emergency descent mode (EDM), Garmin synthetic vision technology (SVT), and in-flight diagnostics reporting. Powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, the model has a 3,500-nm range, full-fuel payload of 1,600 pounds, and top cruise speed of 483 knots. It comes equipped with Garmin G5000 avionics and is capable of seating up to 12 passengers plus an optional crew jumpseat.

The Longitude boasts a 6-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin outfitted with fully berthable seats and technology designed to allow passengers “to manage their environment and entertainment from a mobile device.” It offers a cabin altitude of 4,950 feet at flight level (FL) 410 and can climb to FL430 in 20 minutes.

Kate O’Connor is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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