General Aviation Cessna Citation Longitude achieves EASA certification
Textron Aviation has announced, that its Cessna Citation Longitude has achieved EASA certification.
The Cessna Citation Longitude flag-ship business jet from Textron Aviation has achieved the operations certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA. Now, Textron Aviation is allowed commence customer deliveries in the region.
This latest certificate is another milestone for the company, as it brings the aircraft to a new region of the world with possible customers. Europe is one of the strongest markets for Textron Aviation and Cessna.
Tom Perry, vice president of Sales, EMEA, Textron Aviation, commented: “In the second half of last year we saw a substantial increase in super-midsize flight activity across Europe as individuals relied on these products as a transportation solution [...] The introduction of the Longitude to the European market will fulfil the international travel needs of many of our customers, while providing them peace of mind and convenience for both their business and personal travel.”
“The Longitude’s versatility has already enabled its utilization in multiple fields, from air ambulance to flight inspections [...] We have one specially configured aircraft set to be delivered later this year, outfitted with flight inspection equipment to perform critical verification of navigation aids,” Perry added.
The Longitude is the largest business jet in Cessna´s Citation line-up. The aircraft is capable of flying from Rome to New Delhi or from Geneva to Dubai without the need for a fuel stop. A new, quiet cabin has been developed for the aircraft.
According to Textron, the Longitude can be classified as super-midsize business jet. The aircraft is being produced and delivered by Textron Aviation in the United States. After delivery, customers can use Textron Aviation´s customer service with nearly 3,000 expert employees.
Cessna Citation Longitude has a range of 6,482 kilometres (3,500 nautical miles) and a fuel payload at max of 726 kilograms (1,600 pounds). Onboard, up to 12 passengers can be welcomed in the luxurious cabin.
In the cockpit, state-of-the-art technologies have been built-in, in order to raise pilot situational awareness and to guarantee the safety during all flight phases. The Longitude is being powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines.
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