Third Cessna Citation Latitude Joins Flight-test Fleet
Cessna Aircraft’s second production Citation Latitude (S/N 002) made its first flight on Friday. During the 2.7-hour flight, the crew evaluated the autopilot, autothrottle, landing gear, pressurization, engine operating characteristics, environmental systems and flight control systems. This flight also marked the first time all three Citation Latitude prototypes were in the air simultaneously. S/N 002 is the third Citation Latitude to join the certification flight-test program and is the first that will be equipped with a full cabin. It will also be the first Citation Latitude exhibited to the public, making its debut in October at the NBAA Convention in Orlando. FAA certification is expected next year.