Cessna has announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified its new Citation Sovereign+ business jet.
The certification announcement came shortly after and Sovereign+ demonstrator completed a demonstration tour in Europe, where it debuted at may’s 2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Switzerland.
“The Citation Sovereign+ is a great fit for the European market with its non-stop range between London and the United States or the Middle East, and all European city pairs,” Cessna’s vice president Jets, Chris Hearne said in a statement. “We have a number of European customers ready to take delivery of their aircraft, and with EASA certification we can now get the Sovereign+ into the marketplace. Customers are responding positively to the new Garmin avionics and the many other interior and exterior features that allow this aircraft to fly farther, smarter and more comfortably than before.”
A Sovereign+ is currently conducting a follow up demonstration tour in Australia and New Zealand after a similar tour in February.