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Cessna announces new Citation Ten

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 20, 2010
The Citation Ten, a development of the X. (Cessna)

Cessna has launched its new Citation Ten, a larger and more advanced version of the Citation X high performance business jet featuring a new Garmin G5000 avionics suite and new Rolls-Royce engines.

“The launch of the Citation Ten is an example of our commitment, repeated throughout the recent downturn, to new product development, and it’s a signal that we intend to do what we need to do to maintain a general aviation industry leadership position,” said Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO. “We’ve teamed with Garmin and with Rolls-Royce to conceive an almost perfect combination of speed, performance, ease of operation and productivity in one airframe – the Citation Ten.”

Launched at the NBAA Convention on October 18, the Citation Ten features a 38cm stretch to the fuselage of the X, while the wing sees the addition of performance enhancing winglets. The aircraft is powered by new Rolls-Royce AE3007C2 engines rated at 7034lb (31.3kN), which Cessna says results in a nine per cent improvement in climb performance and a 1.4 per cent improvement in specific fuel consumption. The Ten also has a new Garmin G5000 avionics suite, an advanced cabin management system and a new electrical system.

“We are particularly excited about the advanced technology incorporated throughout the aircraft and the improved performance characteristics that give our customers a more efficient and a more productive aircraft and aircraft cabin that are designed to meet evolving requirements in business travel,” Pelton said.

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