Cessna Citation Longitude

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Citation Longitude
Role Corporate Jet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Cessna
Status In development
Unit cost
Under US$26,000,000 est.

The Cessna Citation Longitude is a super mid-size jet project scheduled for certification in 2017.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The project was announced in May 2012. It was perceived as the follow-on development to the now-canceled Cessna Citation Columbus. Its fuselage cross-section (83.25 inch circular section) is the same as the Cessna Citation Latitude. Cessna projected that first delivery would occur in late 2017. The aircraft will have a T-tail empennage, area-rule fuselage contouring, and 30° wing sweep. The engines will be the new Snecma Silvercrest turbofan, rated at 11,000 lb thrust for takeoff. The aluminum wings will incorporate moderate winglets. Construction will be aluminum for both wing and fuselage.[2]

The fuselage will be 7 inches shorter and 6 inches narrower than the Cessna Citation Columbus design.[3]

Specifications (Citation Longitude)[edit]

Data from Aviation Week & Space Technology

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2+1 optional crew member
  • Capacity: 8-12
  • Length: 87 ft (27 m)
  • Wingspan: 86 ft (26 m)
  • Height: 26 ft (7.9 m)
  • Max takeoff weight: 55,000 lb (24,948 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Snecma Silvercrest SC-2C turbofans, 11,000 lbf (49 kN) thrust each est.

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 490 kn (564 mph; 907 km/h)
  • Range: 4,000 nmi (4,603 mi; 7,408 km)
  • Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (14,000 m)

Avionics

See also[edit]

Related development
Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cessna Citation Longitude unveiled". Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Aviation Week & Space Technology, 14 May 2012 edition, Cessna Unveils Citation Longitude
  3. ^ Fred George and Robert Wall (21 May 2012). "Course Correction". Aviation Week & Space Technology: 18. 

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