Textron Aviation's Cessna Citation Ascend mock up will make its North American show debut at the 2023 NBAA-BACE on 17-19 October in Las Vegas.
Unveiled earlier this year, the Citation Ascend is designed to bring an entirely new cockpit, improved performance and a more luxurious cabin to the midsize business jet market. Attendees will enjoy access to a completely new mock up at Textron's static display at Henderson Executive airport, including a fully sustainable interior, a new hard shell exterior with a custom paint scheme and additional functionality within the cabin.
“We designed the Ascend to take the best from our legendary 560XL series, the most successful family of business jets, and set a new standard in terms of comfort and performance,” says Lannie O'Bannion, senior vice president, global sales and flight operations. “For the first time in North America, customers can see for themselves how the Ascend can transform their business or travel experiences and give them versatility and flexibility to accomplish any mission, now and in the future.”
Currently under development, the Citation Ascend is expected to enter into service in 2025. Preliminary performance targets indicate a four-passenger range of 1,900nm at high-speed cruise power (with an estimated maximum range of 2,100nm), cruise at 441kts and the ability to climb direct to 45,000ft.
The Citation Ascend mock up will join Textron's impressive aircraft line up on static display, including the:
- Cessna Citation Longitude
- Cessna Citation Latitude
- Cessna Citation CJ4 Gen2
- Cessna Citation M2 Gen2
- Cessna Grand Caravan EX (special missions configured)
- Beechcraft King Air 360
- Beechcraft Denali
- Bell 429.
A proud sponsor of NBAA-BACE, the company also plans to showcase its aftermarket support at the Las Vegas Convention Center from booth #C8744. Visitors can learn about interior refresh options and avionics modifications at the hall and meet with experts to discuss their aircraft parts and service needs.
Following its successful world debut at EAA AirVenture in July, the new single engine turboprop currently in development, the Beechcraft Denali, will make its NBAA-BACE debut.