Cessna completes Citation Latitude fuselage and wing mating
Cessna celebrates a milestone in the Citation Latitude programme.
Cessna expects the first prototype of the Citation Latitude to make its first flight in the first quarter of 2014, after completing fuselage and wing mating.
Terry Shriner, Cessna business leader for the Latitude, said: “It is very rewarding to see an aircraft take shape that, until now, you’ve only seen on paper, and the Latitude team is enthusiastically looking forward to the prototype’s first flight in a few months. This is an exciting project for customers as well, as the Latitude design is driven in part by customer input on performance and cabin amenities. Cessna has always been known for our dedication to the customer, and the Latitude is a perfect example of this commitment.”
Kriya Shortt, Cessna senior vice president of Sales added: “We started with a clear vision for the Latitude – to make the widest Citation, engineered with the performance, luxury and value for which Cessna Citation jets are well known. Now we have seen the Latitude make the leap from concept to reality. This is a fantastic aircraft that will set a new standard for the mid-size category of business jets.”
The Citation Latitude is being designed to fly non-stop between Los Angeles and New York; between Rome and Dubai or from Singapore to Beijing.