Cessna Citation

November 14, 2006 - 6:23am

Cessna Aircraft received orders here for 22 of its Citation-series jets in a number of deals totaling more than $360 million.

While several specific orders were named, a spokesman told NBAA Convention News that a majority of undisclosed orders received so far at the show were for the company’s new $11.945 million Citation XLS+.

November 13, 2006 - 10:06am

It's going to be a photo finish between the Eclipse 500 and Cessna Citation Mustang in the race for full FAA type certification (TC). Yesterday, Cessna completed the 150-hour function and reliability testing, the last major hurdle before TC.

November 13, 2006 - 7:53am

The much-anticipated very light jet (VLJ) air-taxi market is beginning to take shape with operators gearing up for the start of service in the eastern U.S. and Europe. VLJ fractional ownership companies also have been formed in Canada and California, a sure sign that the era of the VLJ is about to begin in earnest.

November 13, 2006 - 6:19am

The Cessna Citation Mustang on Friday became the first of a new segment of aircraft known as very light jets (VLJ) to be fully FAA type certified. Its Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F powerplant was FAA certified on the same day. According to Cessna, the type certification (TC) includes approval for the following operations: single-pilot, day, night, IMC and RVSM.

November 8, 2006 - 8:45am

Williams International (Booth No. 5346) is expanding its on-the-wing hot section inspections (check 3) program on installed FJ44-1A engines to other FJ44 engine models.

November 8, 2006 - 8:43am

UK-based fractional ownership program European Business Jets (EBJ) is looking to move into aircraft management to boost its available fleet. The company is also considering adding new types to its fleet, including the Embraer Phenom 100 and HondaJet very light jets. It sells shares in pre-owned jets and currently operates a Cessna CitationJet and a Citation CJ1.

November 8, 2006 - 5:28am

Clifford Development (Booth No. 5249) is introducing a supplemental type certificate development program to re-engine Cessna Citation IIs with 3,000-pound-thrust Williams International FJ44-3 engines. The company, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is in the process of collecting baseline data and expects certification within 12 months.

November 8, 2006 - 5:15am

Northeast Airmotive of Portland, Maine, is seeking approval to install the Shadin Avionics ADC-8000 RSVM solution as the Group B equipment provider. The Shadin system is designed for the Cessna Citation 500 with the Bendix autopilot now installed. The ADC-8000 provides commands to the flight director and the autopilot via the AC flight director module, and is compatible with the Chelton Flight Systems synthetic-vision EFIS.

November 8, 2006 - 5:04am

Cessna is offering NBAA attendees a sneak peek of what its next Citation might look like. Visitors to the Wichita aircraft manufacturer’s booth (No. 5133) can tour what Cessna is calling a “large/midsize cabin concept” (LCC) mockup, gaining rare insight into what a follow-on aircraft to the Citation Sovereign and Citation X could look and feel like on the inside.

November 7, 2006 - 9:32am

Spectrum Aeronautical (Booth No. 2142) announced yesterday that it has selected the GE/Honda HF120 turbofan engine to power a new $6.2 million (2006 $) midsize business jet called the S-40 Freedom.  

 
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