Citation Latitude flies between West Coast and Hawaii
Cessna has demonstrated the range of its new Citation Latitude flying an aircraft on a return trip between the US West Coast and Miami.
The Citation Latitude flew a crew of two pilots and five passengers on the 2,147-nautical-mile trip from Santa Barbara, California to Maui, Hawaii. It made a direct climb to 43,000 feet. The total flight time was 5 hours 45 minutes (this included a 17 minute hold prior to arrival).
The aircraft flew back to Scottsdale, Arizona in 5 hours 45 minutes. This was a 2,473-nautical-mile flight. Cessna said the Latitude had fuel reserves far exceeding NBAA IFR reserves on both flights.
“With certification achieved, we see the Citation Latitude demonstrating its impressive capabilities and performance during common customer missions,”
“With certification achieved, we see the Citation Latitude demonstrating its impressive capabilities and performance during common customer missions,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Textron Aviation. “Not only does this aircraft have exceptional mission capability, the all-new cabin experience allows passengers to take advantage of maximum comfort and productivity as they enjoy the flat cabin floor and six-foot-high cabin. Combined with its midsize acquisition price and low operating costs, the Latitude provides unmatched value and comfort for customers in the midsize class.”
The Citation Latitude earlier this month made a non-stop flight of 2,442-nautical-mile from Santa Barbara to Bangor, Maine, making a direct climb to 45,000 feet; its nonstop return flight to San Diego, Calif. covered 2,397 nautical miles.
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This aircraft made its first trans-Atlantic crossing in May from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Valencia, Spain, en route to its debut appearance at EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland.