Citation Ten regains fastest business jet record


Cessna has once again regained the record for the fastest civil aircraft. The new Citation Ten now has a maximum speed of Mach .935.

The new Citation Ten regains Cessna the fastest civil aircraft in the world record with an increase of its maximum
speed to Mach .935. Cessna Aircraft recently announced this speed record with
partner, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) and their owner Chip Ganassi at the
GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

“As our founder Clyde Cessna said, ‘speed is the only reason for flying,’
so at Cessna we design, engineer, manufacture and fly the fastest civil
aircraft in the world – not for us, but for our customers so they can work
faster, more efficiently and get the job done,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna
president and chief executive. “Through innovation, creativity and a
desire to exceed our customers’ expectations, the Cessna team took the already
powerful Citation Ten and made it that much better. That’s why partnering with
racing legend Chip Ganassi makes so much sense as he knows a little something
about speed as well.”

“My teams compete in nearly 70 races a year and I try to make it to as
many as I can,” said Ganassi. “The races might be on the same weekend
and sometimes even on the same day and thousands of miles apart. So like any
business owner, time is one of my most valuable assets. This airplane shrinks
the map for me and has become a vital piece of my business allowing me to spend
more time at the track and with my teams. You couldn’t put a value on how
important it is to my business.”

Cessna and CGRT have deepened their partnership with a new associate
sponsorship that will give Cessna a presence on all four of Ganassi’s race cars.

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