Textron marks five years since first Cessna Citation Latitude


Textron is celebrating five years since the first delivery of its Cessna Citation Latitude. Now the world’s most-delivered midsize business jet for four consecutive years with nearly 240 delivered to date, the Citation Latitude now comprises more than 40% of all midsize business jet deliveries since 2015, according to the Wichita-based OEM.

“Five years since its introduction, the Citation Latitude is now an industry icon. Business travellers were the first to appreciate its versatility and comfortable cabin which makes the jet ideal for business productivity and leisure alike,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, Sales. “Today, the jet’s innovative design has enabled its deployment in a variety of applications, from European air ambulance operators, to the Japan Air Self-Defence Force, which in April of this year took delivery of two Citation Latitude jets configured for flight inspection.”

The aircraft entered the market in 2015 and soon established itself at Textron as the Citation with the highest average daily utilisation, for example , NetJets, have taken more than 120 deliveries. The Citation Latitude has cabin space for seven passengers and the ability to fly nonstop city pairs such as Los Angeles and New York or Geneva and Dubai, with certification in more than 40 countries.

“Customers have returned to the Citation Latitude time and time again, proving its enduring performance over the past half-decade. Its low direct operating costs have made it the cornerstone of many fleets and we look forward to seeing this popular aircraft rise to new missions,” added Scholl.