Textron has delivered the 100th flagship Cessna Citation Longitude business jet to a longtime Citation customer.
“The Citation Longitude's performance, efficiency and unrivalled cabin experience have already made it a legendary aircraft in its segment,” says senior vice president of global sales and flight operations Lannie O'Bannion. “We're proud of this significant delivery milestone and of our talented team who continues to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers.”
The Citation Longitude is equally designed around the pilot experience, passenger comfort and overall performance, delivering an aircraft that lives up to its designation as the flagship of the Citation family of business jets. No other super-midsize business jet offers more range, greater payload or higher cruise speed at a lower direct operating cost.
With a range of 3,500 nautical miles and full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds, the Citation Longitude is designed to elevate passenger expectations in the super-midsize class by delivering the quietest cabin, a low cabin altitude (4,950ft) more standard features and a comfortable, bespoke interior. With seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat, the Longitude features a stand-up, six foot tall, flat-floor cabin. A standard double-club configuration delivers the most legroom in the super-midsize class. Fully berthable seats are designed and manufactured in-house, and a spacious walk-in baggage compartment is accessible throughout the flight.
The clean-sheet design of the Longitude integrates the latest technology throughout the aircraft, bringing customers the lowest direct operating cost in its class. Powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines, it combines on-condition engine overhaul periods to best-in-class airframe intervals of 18 months/800 hours, whichever occurs first. Textron Aviation's full time diagnostics aircraft recording system (AReS), LinxUs and 3D technical publications combine advanced technology to reduce maintenance downtime and overall costs to operation.