Citation Sovereign+ gains EASA certificate


Cessna's Citation Sovereign+ at ABACE 2014.

Cessna Citation Sovereign+ gains EASA certification.
Cessna's Citation Sovereign+ at ABACE 2014.

Cessna’s Citation Sovereign+ at ABACE 2014.

Cessna Aircraft has announced the completion of EASA certification of Cessna’s Citation Sovereign+ business jet.

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Chris Hearne, vice president, jets, says: “The Citation Sovereign+ is a great fit for the European market with its non-stop range between London and the United States or the Middle East, and all European city pairs.”

“We have a number of European customers ready to take delivery of their aircraft, and with EASA certification we can now get the Sovereign+ into the marketplace. Customers are responding positively to the new Garmin avionics and the many other interior and exterior features that allow this aircraft to fly farther, smarter and more comfortably than before,” Hearne adds.

The Citation Sovereign+ has a range of 3,188 nautical miles (5,904 km) and a top speed of 460 knots (529 mph). The cockpit is fitted with Garmin’s G5000 avionics.

The aircraft completed a European tour and made its debut in Europe at the 2014 EBACE show in Geneva last month.