Cessna powers up the first Longitude
Cessna Aircraft has powered the electrical distribution system on the Cessna Citation Longitude super-midsize jet.
This is the next major step in the aircraft’s path to accomplish first flight later this year. The milestone occurs just three weeks after the company successfully mated the wing and fuselage of the first Longitude in May.
“We continue to meet our milestones through an industry-leading development schedule in order to get the Longitude into the hands of our customers.”
Scott Ernest, president and CEO, Textron Aviation said: “We continue to meet our milestones through an industry-leading development schedule in order to get the Longitude into the hands of our customers. The power on stage allows our team to begin verifying the aircraft’s electrical power system and paves the way for functional tests and engine runs that will get us to first flight in the coming months.”
Cessna is investing in the Citation Longitude expanding the Citation family of larger business jets. 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 aircraft offers a full fuel payload of 1,500 pounds, a maximum cruise speed of 476 knots and a high-speed range of 3,400 nautical miles.