Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is debuting its newest and largest aircraft to date to the Asia-Pacific market – the flagship, super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude business jet. For the first time in the region, customers can experience first-hand the aircraft’s spacious, comfortable and whisper-quiet cabin at this week’s Singapore Airshow.
“We are thrilled to showcase the Citation Longitude at the Singapore Airshow and bring this revolutionary aircraft to this market for customers to experience for themselves,” said Jessica Pruss, president, Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing. “With its segment-leading combination of cabin comfort, low operating costs, maintenance intervals, speed and range, the Citation Longitude is a superb fit for this region and is sure to be the star of the show.”
With Federal Aviation Administration certification expected early this year, the Longitude’s flight test program is well underway. The program’s five test aircraft have now flown more than 800 flights while accumulating over 1,900 hours. The aircraft is being built at Textron Aviation’s headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, where the assembly line is at full-rate production.
Since late 2017, the Longitude has been actively flying as part of a 46-city demo tour across the United States, highlighting the aircraft’s spacious cabin, high-end finishes, and impressive performance to customers. As part of the tour, the aircraft has visited 27 cities and accumulated more than 43,000 miles.
“With the demo tour well underway and 27 cities now under its wings, the Citation Longitude has been receiving rave reviews,” Pruss said. “The Longitude’s spacious and comfortable cabin along with its commanding performance continue to awe pilots and passengers alike.”
Date: Feb 6, 2018