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Me & my aircraft; Citation Latitude and Longitude: Future models offer larger cabins and longer range
While Cessna’s most recent announcements have involved the Sovereign and Citation X, its all-new designs, the Latitude and Longitude, continue to make progress.

While Cessna’s most recent announcements have involved the Sovereign and Citation X, its all-new designs, the Latitude and Longitude, continue to make progress.

These two may share the same passenger payload and the company’s widest ever cabin, but they have very different capabilities.

The Latitude will have a range of 2,500nm and a price tag around $14.9m, while the Longitude will extend the Citation boundaries right up to 4,000nm at a cost of $26m.

Cessna has also been listening to its operators: “Our customers were pleased when we increased the range of the Latitude from 2,000 to 2,300 nautical miles early this year, but we need to stay competitive in the marketplace and as we talked with more customers getting to 2,500 nautical miles was imperative,” said Bob Gibbs, vp international sales, South America. The Latitude is scheduled for its first flight in mid-2014.

The Citation Longitude will be powered by two Silvercrest engines. Scott Ernest, president and ceo of Cessna, says: “The Longitude sets itself apart with the largest Citation cabin, intercontinental range and a price point unmatched by other business jets with similar performance.

“This super mid-size jet sets a new standard for cabin efficiency, connectivity and stylish comfort.” Entry into service is expected in 2017.

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