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.
“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 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.