Textron mates Longitude wing and fuselage


Textron Aviation have mated the wing and fuselage of the first Citation Longitude.

Announced during the 2015 NBAA show in Las Vegas, the Citation Longitude is a twin-engine business jet that’s capable of flying up to 12 passenger 3,400 nautical miles.

“Since introducing the new Citation Longitude to the market only six months ago, the team has been working diligently to meet a development schedule unmatched in the industry, and it’s rewarding to see the aircraft taking shape,” said Scott Ernest, president and CEO, Textron Aviation. “The market is asking for this aircraft and we are pleased to take a concept inspired by what our customers need in payload, speed, range and cabin comfort and turn it into a class-leading jet with the lowest total ownership costs.”

Textron say the first aircraft is on schedule to fly during the summer, with certification and initial deliveries following in 2017.

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