It has been almost two years since NetJets took delivery of a Cessna Citation Latitude, which the fractional business jet company used as a demonstrator to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities and potential to customers across the U.S. In June of 2016, NetJets received the first Latitude in a firm order of 25 bizjets, initially with an option to purchase an additional 125, but the order was soon expanded to 200.
And so it’s quite fitting that Textron Aviation announced this week at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas that NetJets will soon be the recipient of the 100th Latitude delivery.
“We set out to redefine this segment by investing in a new product with features our customers told us they wanted: large-cabin amenities and best-in-class operating costs. Delivering 100 Latitudes in just over two years is a testament that we’ve got the ideal combination,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, Textron Aviation. “There’s no better endorsement than the fact that our longtime customer NetJets reports it as the best-selling aircraft in its fleet.”
With 42 shipments, the Latitude was the most-delivered midsize jet of 2016, and it’s undoubtedly a preferred aircraft for NetJets customers.
“The Latitude is one of the most outstanding midsize cabin jets in the industry. It meets our Owners’ and our own high standards for performance and safety,” said Doug Henneberry, executive vice president of Aircraft Asset Management, NetJets, Inc. “We are proud to have Latitudes in our fleet, and we’re excited to celebrate this milestone delivery with our industry partner.”
NetJets will receive the milestone Latitude later this week at Textron’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.