Textron Aviation brought the in-development Citation Longitude to its LABACE static display, the first time the super-midsize jet has made an appearance in the region.
The Longitude can carry four passengers 3,500 nm, and it features a cabin altitude of just 5,950 feet at its maximum operating altitude of 45,000 feet. The interior layout with its six-foot-tall flat-floor cabin offers seating for up to 12 passengers as well as an optional crew jump seat. Passengers can access the baggage compartment at any time during flight, all the way up to the maximum altitude.
In the flight deck, Garmin’s touchscreen-controlled G5000 integrated avionics deliver an ergonomic user interface for pilots. The Longitude is the first Citation to be equipped with Garmin’s new GHD 2100 head-up display, and enhanced vision system capability will also be available, improving flight safety by allowing pilots to view key flight symbology while looking through the windshield.
Power is provided by Honeywell’s HTF7700L turbofan engines with autothrottles. The Garmin avionics include envelope protection, which in concert with the autothrottles help prevent unusual attitudes and underspeed and overspeed conditions.
Longer maintenance intervals (800 hours or 18 months), the longest in its class, according to Textron Aviation, will keep the Longitude's maintenance costs in check.
The Longitude on the LABACE static display joins seven other Textron Aviation models, including a Latitude, CJ3+, M2, King Air 350i and C90GTx, Grand Caravan, and Beechcraft Baron.