Cessna starts Latitude assembly line flow


The prototype Cessna Citation Latitude taking-off on it's maiden flight

Cessna Aircraft has begun the Citation Latitude production line at the Wichita manufacturing plant.

The assembly of the Citation Latitude features a variety of technological advancements including the use of new automated robotics and ergonomically friendly tooling stations.

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Scott Ernest, president and CEO, Textron Aviation says: “We are not only bringing technological advances to the design of our new products, but also to the way we manufacture these world-class airplanes.”

“The Latitude is a perfect example of this, combining a new innovative design with many of the latest advances in manufacturing technology. Beginning production line flow keeps us on target for meeting our commitments to customers who are eager to take delivery of their new Citation Latitude,” adds Ernest.

The first production aircraft will serve as the fourth flying prototype as part of the Citation Latitude certification programme.

The Citation Latitude prototype flew for the first time in February 2014 with FAA type certification expected in the second quarter of 2015.

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