Textron Aviation announced that the 100th production unit of the company’s flagship Cessna Citation Longitude business jet rolled out of the factory and is expected to deliver later this year.
The Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet is designed, produced and delivered by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company.
Textron Aviation employees celebrated this significant milestone with a special celebration at Textron Aviation’s headquarters in Wichita.
“The Citation Longitude has redefined its category with class-leading performance, efficiency and an unrivaled cabin experience, a milestone like this wouldn’t be possible without the owners and operators who love to fly our aircraft, or the extraordinary workforce that designs, builds and maintains this legendary aircraft.”Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron Aviation.
The Citation Longitude incorporates the latest technologies throughout the aircraft like integrated autopilot and autothrottle systems with emergency descent mode (EDM). The aircraft 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.
The Citation Longitude gained FAA certification in September 2019 and Textron Aviation began customer deliveries soon after.