Cessna Announces the Citation Longitude

Cessna Citation Longitude

Cessna announced it’s next foray into the long-range mid-size market by unveiling the new Citation Longitude at EBACE in Geneva.

Cessna is reviving a lot of the features of the cancelled Citation Columbus on this one, and the performance specs look familiar. We’re talking 4,000 nm range with a design cruise speed of Mach .82, just 11 knots faster than it’s progenitor. 

Cessna Citation Longitude ConceptLongitude is one sharp looking airplane. It’s Columbus-inspired T-Tail and 30º swept wings evoke thoughts of the speedy Citation X. But as the name suggests, this plane is derivative of the Latitude and shares the same fuselage cross-section, stretched an extra 15 feet.

The airplane is meant to be a direct competitor against the larger cabin Bombardier Challenger 605 and Dassault Falcon 2000LX.

Read more about the Citation Longitude at AviationWeek.

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