The Longitude Is Here !
The Textron Aviation Inc. recently announced its Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize jet has achieved provisional type certification (PTC) from the Federal Aviation Administration. The certification allows operators to begin Citation Longitude flight training in preparation for deliveries early next year and paves the way for the program’s final phase of certification. During the testing, the aircraft logged more than 4,050 hours and accumulated more than 1,650 flights. Longitude production is now underway in Textron Aviation’s manufacturing facility where the jet benefits from state of the art cutting-edge assembly methods.
The Longitude has a range of 3,500 nautical miles and full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds. The Citation Longitude is designed to elevate passenger expectations in the super-midsize class by delivering the quietest cabin, a low cabin altitude, more standard features and a comfortable, bespoke interior. With seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat, the Longitude features a stand-up, 6-foot tall flat-floor cabin. A standard double-club configuration delivers the most legroom in the super-midsize class family. Fully berthable seats are designed and manufactured in-house and a class-leading walk-in baggage compartment is accessible throughout the entire flight. The precision designed cabin technology enables passengers to manage their environment and entertainment from any mobile device, while high-speed internet maximizes in-flight productivity.