GKN to supply engine nacelles for new Citation Longitude
GKN Aerospace has been awarded a contract by Cessna Aircraft to supply the nacelle systems to house the HTF7700L turbofan engines that will power the new Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet.
The new nacelle system will be a development of a GKN Aerospace nacelle that has been in service for 12 years and is now flying on over 600 business jets.
“This new contract win introduces an important new customer to one of our established areas of expertise – engine nacelle systems.”
John Pritchard, CEO of GKN Aerospace, Aerostructures – Europe said: “This new contract win introduces an important new customer to one of our established areas of expertise – engine nacelle systems. We are proud to be contributing to Cessna’s Longitude programme, launched this week at the NBAA show, and to be able to count this highly respected general aviation aircraft manufacturer amongst our customers.”
The nacelles will be manufactured at the company’s facility on the Isle of Wight in the UK, with integration of the propulsion system taking place at GKN Aerospace’s purpose-built facility in Phoenix, Arizona.