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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.

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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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