Cessna Citation Latitude

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Citation Latitude
Cessna 680A Citation Latitude - KDAB 22-02-2015.JPG
Cessna Citation Latitude taking off from Daytona Beach International Airport
Role Corporate Jet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Cessna
First flight 18 February 2014
Status In production
Produced 2014-Present
Number built 32+ (as of May 2016)[1][2]
Unit cost
Under US$16,250,000[3]
Developed from Cessna Citation Sovereign
Developed into Cessna Citation Longitude

The Cessna Citation Latitude (Model 680A) is an American mid-size jet built by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas. Derived from Cessna's Model 680 Sovereign, it was type certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June 2015.[4]

Design and development[edit]

The Citation Latitude project was announced by Cessna at the annual NBAA convention in October 2011. It was launched as a larger aircraft than the Cessna Citation XLS+ and cheaper than the Cessna Citation Sovereign on which it is based. The aircraft seats 9, and features twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D turbofan engines. The Citation Latitude features a cruciform tail and all metal fuselage.[5]

The prototype first flew on 18 February 2014 in Wichita, Kansas.[6] Cessna announced on June 8, 2015 that it had achieved FAA certification for the type.[3]

Operational history[edit]

Deliveries to customers began in the third quarter of 2015 and sixteen had been handed over by the end of the year.[1] NetJets has ordered up to 150 jets.[4]

Specifications (Citation Latitude)[edit]

Data from Cessna[7]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 9
  • Length: 62 ft 3 in (18.97 m)
  • Wingspan: 72 ft 4 in (22.05 m)
  • Height: 20 ft 11 in (6.38 m)
  • Wing area: 543 sq ft (50.4 m2)
  • Aspect ratio: 9.65[8]
  • Empty weight: 18,656 lb (8,462 kg)
  • Gross weight: 31,050 lb (14,084 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 30,800 lb (13,971 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 1,700 gal
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt Whitney Canada PW306D1 turbofan, 5,907 lbf (26.28 kN) thrust each est.

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 446 kn (513 mph; 826 km/h)
  • Range: 2,850 nmi (3,280 mi; 5,278 km)
  • Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (14,000 m)

Avionics

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lynch, Kerry (March 2016). "GAMA: billings stumbled last year". Aviation International News. Vol. 48 no. 3. Midland Park, NJ: The Convention News Co. p. 6. ISSN 0887-9877. 
  2. ^ Epstein, Curt (5 August 2016). "New Turbine Bizplane Deliveries Continue to Slide Says GAMA". AINonline. The Convention News Co. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Moore, Jim (8 June 2015). "Citation Latitue Certified". AOPA. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Cessna Citation Latitude awarded FAA certification" (Press release). Wichita, KS: Textron Aviation. 5 June 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Croft, John (10 October 2011). "Cessna gets attitude with Latitude". Washington DC: Flightglobal. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Trimble, Stephen (19 February 2014). "Cessna completes Latitude first flight". Washington DC: Flightglobal. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Citation Latitude". Cessna. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  8. ^ http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?pbid=e9f43bcc-71a3-4374-abee-9ed5e77a7a20 "Latitude's got legs", page 19-23

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