Cessna Citation M2 on display at Oshkosh


Company display prototype aircraft at EAA AirVenture

Cessna Citation M2Cessna are displaying the
Citation M2 at the company’s EAA AirVenture exhibit. Since the programme was
announced, nearly nine months ago, the M2 engineering team has incorporated
customer comments and suggestions into the design of the M2.

“The innovative M2 team has been working incredibly hard to make sure this
aircraft is just what our customers are asking for – talking and meeting
directly with customers to ensure we are hearing their feedback,” said
Brian Rohloff, Cessna business leader for Citation Mustang and M2. “We
have taken the initial design and incorporated customer feedback to make
upgrades that we know our customers will like.”

“We heard several times in talking with pilots and owner/operators that
these are a must for the M2 – so we made it happen,” Rohloff said.

Even while incorporating customer feedback into the M2 programme, the programme
is on track for 2013 delivery. With nearly 200 hours on two M2 flying articles,
flight test remains a priority to move closer to FAA certification (Part 23).

“Throughout our test flights, the aircraft has performed exceptionally
well. The engine operations, avionics suite and other aircraft systems have
exceeded our expectations and have proven great choices for the M2,” said
Brian Steele, Cessna business leader, TTX and former Citation M2 engineering
program manager. “It’s great for the team to hear our test pilots say
things like, ‘Wow, this really is a nice aircraft to fly – its handling
characteristics are great, the Garmin G3000 avionics are so intuitive and
seamless; the whole aircraft is truly fun to fly.’ That tells us we are on the
right track and we are excited to get this sleek aircraft into our eagerly
waiting customers’ hands.”