Latitude makes its debut at MEBAA in Dubai
Textron Aviation is showcasing a number of its products at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) conference in Dubai, including the show debut of the Cessna Citation Latitude midsize business jet. Also on display will be the Cessna Grand Caravan EX and the Beechcraft King Air 350i turboprops.
Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing said: “Textron Aviation supports an expanding fleet of more than 300 jets and turboprops in the Middle East utilized throughout the region in various business and special mission applications.”
“We’re proud to be bringing our best-selling midsize business jet, the Citation Latitude, to the show this year. The aircraft has experienced tremendous success with 40 aircraft delivered and more than 12,000 fleet hours amassed in just over a year. Its reliability, efficiency and total ownership value make it an ideal business tool for operators in the Middle East and throughout the world,” added Shortt.
The Citation Latitude has a range of 2,700 nautical miles, affords the most open, spacious, bright and refined cabin environment in the midsize category and provides a 5,950-foot cabin altitude at the aircraft’s maximum operating altitude of 45,000 feet. With standard seating configurations, the Latitude can comfortably accommodate up to nine passengers.
“The Latitude is the first of the company’s new three-aircraft Citation family of larger business jets, which also includes the super-midsize Citation Longitude and the large cabin Citation Hemisphere, both of which are under development. We expect this family of aircraft will be ideal for meeting the high demand for larger business jets in the Middle East where we’ve experienced excellent market reception of our Citations,” said Shortt.