Cessna's Citation Longitude made its longest ever flight at the end of a tour of the Asia-Pacific region.
After the Singapore Air Show in February, the Longitude flew a crew of two pilots and five passengers on the 3504-nm trip from Seletar, Singapore, to Sydney, making a direct climb to 41,000 feet for a total flight time of 7 hours 39 minutes at Mach 0.80.
“This flight is a compelling demonstration of the aircraft’s outstanding long-range performance capability for common mission profiles throughout the Asia-Pacific region,” said Scott Ernest, president and CEO. “It also signals Textron Aviation’s commitment to investment in the region – in both products and support.”
The clean-sheet design of the 12-passenger Longitude features a Garmin G5000 flight deck with Garmin GHD 2100 head-up display and is powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines with fully integrated auto throttles.
The jet will cruise at up to 476 KTAS and has a full-fuel payload of 726 kg.