News Note: UK's LEA places Mustang order

 - May 9, 2008, 7:17 AM

The UK’s London Executive Aviation (LEA) has placed a $12 million order for five Citation Mustang very light business jets. The company has long been a Citation operator and currently has a fleet of Citation IIs, Bravos and Excels spread among London Stansted, City and Biggin Hill Airports, as well as at Leeds-Bradford Airport in northern England. “We have been looking at the small jet market for some time and we were very pleased when Cessna announced the new addition to their lineup [at the NBAA show in September],” said LEA managing director George Galanopoulos. “The Mustang will have good performance, better cruise speed than turboprops and adequate range for our customer profile. The aircraft meets the criteria of our long-term small aircraft replacement program,” he concluded.