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Cessna boosts Longitude performanceCessna boosts Longitude performance

Now it goes 3,500 nm, carries 1,600 poundsNow it goes 3,500 nm, carries 1,600 pounds

Cessna Aircraft Co. says its Citation Longitude will exceed initial performance targets and now has a range of 3,500 nautical miles, an increase of 100 nm, plus a full-fuel payload of 1,600 pounds, an increase of 100 pounds.

The Cessna Longitude is on display at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Al Marsh.

“These performance enhancements for the Citation Longitude are a direct result of our industry-leading engineering processes that allow us to meet our program milestones and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Michael Thacker, senior vice president for engineering. “Increases for both range and payload on the Longitude will bring even more value to our customers, particularly for popular non-stop routes, including New York to Paris, London to Dubai and Singapore to Sydney.”

The Citation Longitude offers a cabin altitude of 5,950 feet. Passengers can manage their environment and entertainment from any mobile device and enjoy high-speed internet access. "With seating for up to 12 passengers, the Longitude features a stand-up, flat-floor cabin with a standard double-club configuration and a class-leading walk-in baggage compartment fully accessible in flight," the company noted.

The aircraft features the Garmin G5000 flight deck; FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines with fully integrated autothrottles power the jet. A head-up display and enhanced vision capability allow eyes-up flying in poor weather.

Read more about the Longitude in "Under pressure" in the November 2016 issue of the turbine edition of AOPA Pilot.

Alton Marsh

Alton K. Marsh

Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.
Topics: National Business Aviation Association, Jet, Turbine

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