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News: Cessna Citation Longitude Gains FAA Certification

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  1. FAA Certifies Cessna Citation Longitude
    The newest jet from Textron Aviation, the Cessna Citation Longitude has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). It is now the latest addition to the diverse super midsize market."With the broadest lineup of business aviation platforms available worldwide, today Textron Aviation welcomes the Longitude into the esteemed Citation family of products and begins a new era of best-in-class solutions for our customers," said Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron Aviation. "The Longitude revolution starts now."
  2. With FAA Type Certification out of the way, Cessna can now focus on deliveries of the new Super Midsize jet to customers. The testing phase was rigourous and long-winded totaling nearly 6,000 hours and encompassing 11,000 test points. One of the Longitudes also embarked on a world tour which covered 31,000 nautical miles which allowed it to operate in different scopes of airport altitude, runway length and field temperature. The range is up to 3,500 nautical miles and a maximum cruise speed up to 483ktas.

    For more information:

    Cessna Aircraft Company
    1 Cessna Blvd.
    Wichita, KS 67215
    www.cessna.com

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