Cessna has announced that its global fleet of more than 6,600 Citation business jets has passed the 30 million flight hour mark.
The Cessna Citation has been in service since 1974, and today comprises eight in-production variants ranging from the Mustang light jet up to the X (TEN) intercontinental model.
“More Cessna Citations have been sold than any other family of business jet, and more customers around the world choose Cessna’s Citation jets to save time and meet their business and transportation needs,” Brad Thress, Cessna’s senior vice president of Business Jets said in a statement. “People who choose Citation jets know they can rely on the team at Cessna to design and certify the right aircraft to meet their needs, and know that the Citation name is backed by a worldwide network of factory-owned service centres and authorised independently owned service providers.”
Cessna certified the upgraded Citation Sovereign+ and the Citation M2 last December, and is currently developing the new Latitude and Longitude models for service entry from 2015.