Since entering service in 2019, Textron Aviation’s super-midsize Longitude, the Wichita-based company's largest in-production business jet, has now reached the mark of 100 units manufactured. The aircraft manufacturer (Booth T26, Static AD_07) recently rolled it out and, after completion, the jet will be delivered to its new owner later this year.
NetJets is a fleet operator of the Longitude, having placed an order and options for 175 of the model in 2018.
The super-midsize Longitude is powered by a pair of Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines and features the Garmin G5000 avionics suite with autothrottles and emergency-descent mode. Range is 3,500 nm and full fuel payload 1,600 pounds, while maximum cruise speed is 483 knots. Fully berthable seats in the Longitude’s flat-floor, six-foot tall cabin are available in a standard double-club configuration. The aircraft can be configured with up to 12 passenger seats.
“The Citation Longitude has redefined its category with class-leading performance, efficiency, and an unrivaled cabin experience,” said Textron Aviation president and CEO Ron Draper. “A milestone like this wouldn’t be possible without the owners and operators who love to fly our aircraft or the extraordinary workforce that designs, builds, and maintains this legendary aircraft.”