Monday, May 14, 2012
On Monday, Cessna introduced its newest and longest-range business jet, the Citation Longitude, at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.
The jet has a 4,000-nautical-mile range and a maximum speed of Mach .86. It will make a non-stop flight from New York to Paris, London to Dubai or Beijing to Moscow.
The Longitude seats a crew of two plus up to eight passengers and one optional additional crew member seat. At a price of $25.9 million, Cessna CEO Scott Ernest says the Citation Longitude is the best value jet in its class available on the market.
"We are thrilled to bring the Silvercrest engine to Cessna customers because of its best-in-class efficiency, reliability and quality," Ernest said. "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."
Entry into service is expected in 2017.