The Cessna Aircraft Company recently introduced its newest and longest-range business, the Citation Longitude, at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), in Geneva, Switzerland, which was held May 14-16, 2012.
The new business jet, with a 4,000 nautical-mile range and a maximum speed of
Mach .86,will be priced at around $26 million. It is expected to enter in to service
in 2017. Cessnaclaims its new midsize business jet will be the best value,
mid-size business jet available.
“The Citation Longitude sets itself apart with the largest Citation cabin,
intercontinental range and a price point unmatched by other business jets with
similar performance,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna president and CEO. This super
mid-size jet sets a new standard for cabin efficiency, connectivity and stylish comfort.”
Two Silvercrest engines, with 11,000 pounds of thrust, will power the
eight-passenger business jet. Cessna selected these motors for fuel-efficiency,
light weight, and lower maintenance costs. “We are thrilled to bring the Silvercrest
engine to Cessna customers because of its best-in-class efficiency, reliability and
quality,” said Mr. Ernest.
“This engine is expected to take the Citation Longitude to a new level and give
our customers the range, efficiency and noise-reduction they need to be successful
in today’s competitive environment.”
The aircraft will have a maximum overall width of 86 feet and a maximum overall
length of 87 feet. The new gently swept wing and advanced winglets will provide
greater range for the aircraft. The company’s patented intelligent cabin technology,
Clarity, will be standard on the Citation Longitude