Textron delivers first Cessna Citation Longitude 


Textron Aviation has announced the first deliveries of the company’s Cessna Citation Longitude.

Ron Draper, president and CEO of Textron Aviation said, “We are thrilled to now transition this program into service.”

The Longitude is a super-midsize jet that features the longest maintenance intervals in its class – 800 hours or 18 months. The aircraft  has a range of 3,500 nautical miles (6,482km ) and full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds (726kg).

“The Longitude was designed around maximizing reliability and operational availability for our customers,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Global Customer Support. “The Longitude’s industry-leading on-board diagnostics system is backed by Textron Aviation’s team of 3,000 customer service employees. Our expert technicians trained alongside the development of the program and are ready to support our customers wherever they are in the world.”

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