Cessna Aircraft instituted rolling furloughs at its Independence, Kan. factory, delaying production of the Citation Mustang light jet through next month.
Cessna Aircraft instituted rolling furloughs on May 17 affecting up to 200 people at the company’s Independence, Kan. factory, delaying production of the Citation Mustang light jet through early August.
Cessna yesterday delivered the first Citation Mustang to a European customer when British entrepreneur Jane Howell received her aircraft at the London-area Farnborough Airport. Howell has been a private pilot for 20 years and will fly the Mustang herself for both business and personal trips around Europe.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the Citation Mustang, not only for registration in Europe but for flying steep approaches as well. According to Cessna, the VLJ is the first new-generation entry-level business jet to achieve certification in Europe.
Few, if any, Citation Mustang orders are for air-limo operations, and Cessna appears neither surprised nor alarmed.
How has this year been for Cessna?
Few if any Mustang orders are for very light (VLJ) jet air-limo operators, and Cessna seems neither surprised nor alarmed.