Cessna delivers 7,000th Citation


Textron Aviation company Cessna has delivered their 7,000th Citation business jet.

The milestone aircraft was a Citation Latitude that was delivered to fractional operator NetJets. The aircraft will be the first to enter regular operations with NetJets.

Although the company had taken delivery of two Latitudes previously, both aircraft are being used as demonstration aircraft to the fractional operators customers.

“The Citation Latitude business jet gives our owners and their guests best-in-class performance, size and comfort in the midsize category. As the newest NetJets offering, the Citation Latitude is a great addition to our fleet of the world’s best aircraft,” said Adam Johnson, CEO, NetJets. “With the Latitude, we will continue giving owners unparalleled service and safety, while advancing our long term relationship with Textron Aviation.”

The NetJets US fleet also includes four other Citation types, with the Citation Encore/Encore+, Citation Excel/XLS, Citation Sovereign and Citation X.

“The Cessna and NetJets relationship extends more than 20 years and our newest certified business jet is a perfect fit for their operations,” said Scott Ernest, President and CEO, Textron Aviation. “The Citation Latitude’s performance and value proposition equates to increased productivity for NetJets’ owners, while giving them large-cabin amenities at a midsize cost. We are thrilled the aircraft has become one of the fastest selling aircraft in NetJets’ history.”