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Latitude marks five years as a best-seller
Since the Citation Latitude entered the market in 2015, Textron has delivered more than 240 units, half of which have gone to NetJets. The type has accounted for 40 per cent of midsize business jet deliveries.
The Japan Air Self-Defense Force took delivery of two Latitudes for flight inspection in April.
Read this story in our September 2020 printed issue.

Textron Aviation is celebrating five years since the first customer delivery of its 2,700 nm Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft, which has been the world's most-delivered midsize business jet for four consecutive years. With nearly 240 delivered to date, the Latitude now comprises more than 40 per cent of all midsize business jet deliveries since 2015 and has surpassed 320,000 fleet hours since entry into service.

“Five years since its introduction, the Citation Latitude is now an industry icon,” comments Rob Scholl, senior VP of sales. “Business travellers were the first to appreciate its versatility and comfortable cabin, which make the jet ideal for business productivity and leisure alike. Today, the jet's innovative design has enabled its deployment in a variety of applications, from European air ambulance operators to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, which in April of this year took delivery of two Latitudes configured for flight inspection.”

The jet entered the market in 2015 and established itself as the Citation with the highest average daily utilisation with NetJets, which took more than 120 deliveries. With ample cabin space for seven passengers and the ability to fly non-stop between destinations such as Los Angeles and New York or Geneva and Dubai, the Latitude is the most in-demand aircraft among NetJets owners and remains the most-delivered midsize business jet throughout the past four consecutive years with certification in more than 40 countries.

“Customers have returned to the Citation Latitude time and time again, proving its enduring performance over the past half-decade. Its low direct operating costs have made it the cornerstone of many fleets, and we look forward to seeing this popular aircraft rise to new missions,” continues Scholl.

The Latitude jet is one of the company's fleet of 13 commercial turbine aircraft that are capable of flying with sustainable aviation fuel.

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