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Milestone Longitude joins Scotts Miracle-Gro fleet
Scotts Miracle-Gro is the proud owner of the 8,000th Citation business jet to roll off the production line. The Longitude is the fifth Citation in its fleet.
Textron delivers its 8,000th Citation to Scotts Miracle-Gro.

Scotts Miracle-Gro, one of the world's largest marketers of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care, has taken delivery of Textron's 8,000th Cessna Citation Longitude. The company is a long-time Citation owner, and this is the fifth Cessna Citation in its fleet.

"The Citation is one of the most functional and reliable brands in the general aviation industry and I, along with the members of our flight department, congratulate Textron Aviation on the delivery of its 8,000 Citation aircraft," says CEO Jim Hagedorn, a personal owner of the Citation CJ4, and former US Air Force F-16 pilot. "Reaching this milestone is a credit to the Cessna brand, which represents quality, design and attention to the entire flying experience; all things we were looking for as we add to our fleet of business jets."

Employees and representatives from both companies celebrated this significant milestone with a special delivery ceremony at Textron Aviation headquarters in Wichita, Kansas.

“A milestone like this wouldn't be possible without all the owners and operators who love to fly our aircraft and trust the reliability and versatility of our Citation products. With more than 41 million flight hours across the globe, our customers continue to make Citation jets their aircraft of choice,” adds Textron Aviation president and CEO Ron Draper. “I also want to thank our extraordinary workforce. Each and every one of you played a part in reaching the 8,000th Citation delivery.”

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