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Cessna announces long range biz jet

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 16, 2012

The Citation Longitude will become Cessna's longest range business jet. (Cessna)

Cessna has announced its longest-range business jet, unveiling the eight-passenger Citation Longitude this week at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.

Listed at US$26 million, the jet features a 4000nm range powered by twin Silvercrest engines produced by Safran subsidiary Snecma. The cockpit comes with Garmin G5000 avionics and touch-screen controls, with room for two crew plus an optional additional crew seat in the cabin.

Cessna says it expects the plane to enter service in 2017.

Seat configurations inside the “stand up” 1.8m tall cabin include a dual-club eight-seat arrangement and a four-place forward club with a three-place couch and entertainment credenza. Cabin-length indirect LED lighting is provided overhead in the passenger service units with variable adjustment for direct reading lights. For long-distance travel comfort, the cabin is equipped with a dual-zone temperature control, a fully operational galley with an oven and cold storage along with a pressurised water system. The aircraft features a large lavatory equipped with a vacuum-assist toilet. The cabin also features in-flight access to a spacious baggage storage area.

As the longest-range business jet in Cessna’s product line, the Longitude is designed to offer an estimated full fuel payload of 885kg, a maximum cruise speed of 490kt true airspeed and a maximum range of 4000nm (7408km). The aircraft will have a maximum overall wing span of 26.2m and maximum overall length of 26.5m with a gently swept wing and advanced winglets for greater range, with improved hot/high performance, climb and fuel burn.

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