Cessna increases range of Citation Latitude
Feb. 14, 2012, Singapore - Cessna Aircraft Company recently announced a 15 per cent range extension expected for the company's planned game-changing mid-size business jet, the Citation Latitude, scheduled to enter service in 2015.
February 14, 2012 By Carey Fredericks
Speaking at the Singapore Airshow, Trevor Esling, vice president, Sales for EMAA (Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia), said specifications of the Citation Latitude had been revised to increase maximum range from 2,000 to 2,300 nautical miles (3,704 to 4,259.6km).
Esling said: "We have designed this aircraft to meet the evolving and demanding requirements of business flyers – comfort, in-flight productivity and the convenience of using airports with runways as short as 3,900 feet (1,189 metres). The extended range of the Citation Latitude adds the benefit of non-stop flights between, for example, Singapore and cities such as Shanghai, Perth and Mumbai."
Announced in October 2011, the Citation Latitude will offer Cessna's widest-yet passenger cabin with stand-up access throughout its length of more than 16 feet. Billed as a game-changer in the mid-size segment, the Citation Latitude combines the payload, speed and range that customers want with an unmatched cabin experience at its price point ($14.9 million in 2011 USD). Scheduled for its first flight in mid-2014 and designed for a crew of two plus up to eight passengers, the aircraft will have a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet (13,716 metres) and a maximum cruise speed of 442 knots (819km/h). It will climb to 43,000 feet (13,106 metres) in just 23 minutes.