Cessna Delivers Citation Longitude To Japanese Agency

 - July 1, 2022, 10:55 AM
The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau's (JCAB) super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude will be used for flight validation and flight inspection operations to ensure the integrity of Japan’s airways. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

Textron Aviation this week delivered a special-mission Cessna Citation Longitude fitted with flight inspection calibration equipment to the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). The super-midsize jet will be used for flight validation and flight inspection operations to ensure the integrity of Japan’s airways. The JCAB also operates five Citation CJ4s in a similar flight-inspection capacity.

“Textron Aviation is honored to, once again, be selected as the aircraft provider of choice for the JCAB,” said Bob Gibbs, the v-p of special-mission sales for Textron Aviation. “The Longitude continues the legacy of Cessna Citation flight inspection jet aircraft in service by the JCAB. The performance, large cabin, and capabilities of the Longitude provide the JCAB a new level of efficiency and productivity in maintaining the operational integrity of its airports and airways.”

The JCAB’s Longitude is outfitted with Unifis 3000-G2 flight inspection equipment to perform verification of navigational aids that include ILSs, ground-based augmentation systems, and VORs.