Cessna launches Latitude
Citation Latitude can carry up to eight passengers
Cessna Aircraft introduced
the new Citation Latitude mid-size business jet at the NBAA, this is Cessna’s
second new product announcement in the past 14 days; the company launched the
Citation M2 light business jet on 26 September.
With space for a crew of two plus up to eight passengers, the Citation Latitude
features Garmin G5000 avionics and a clean-sheet, 84-inch fuselage for a 6-foot
high, flat floor passenger cabin. It also features the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D
FADEC controlled turbofan engines.
“The Citation Latitude is a game-changer for the mid-size segment,
offering the payload, speed and range the market requires with an unmatched
cabin experience at this price point,” said Brad Thress, senior vice
president, Cessna Business Jets.
Cessna expects the first
flight of the Citation Latitude in 2014, with entry into service in 2015.