Textron Aviation's Citation aircraft were the most-delivered business jets of 2018, according to the annual shipment and billings report published by GAMA. Textron delivered 188 business jets, including 57 Citation Latitudes, winning the midsize segment for the third consecutive year and outselling its closest competitor four to one.
“Leading business jet deliveries in 2018 is a continued testament to the trust our valued customers place in the Citation family,” says senior VP of sales and marketing Rob Scholl. “We're honoured to see that customers and operators have responded by making the Latitude their midsize platform of choice for three years running.”
In 2018, the Latitude was certified in Australia and China, taking its total to 43 countries. The worldwide fleet has amassed more than 150,000 flight hours since entering service in 2015.
The jet can take off from runways as short as 3,580 ft, allowing operators to land closer to their final destinations. Inside, it features a flat floor, bluetooth connectivity and wireless CMS.