Cessna Citation Longitude
|National origin||United States|
|First flight||summer 2016|
|Introduction||third or fourth quarter 2017(planned)|
Design and development
The project is 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. The aircraft will have a T-tail empennage and area rule fuselage contouring. The aluminum wings will incorporate moderate winglets. Construction will be aluminum for both wing and fuselage. The cabin will be 7 inches shorter and 6 inches narrower than the Columbus design. Instead of the initially selected Snecma Silvercrest engine, finally used for the Citation Hemisphere, it will be powered by 7,550 pound thrust Honeywell HTF7000 series turbofans. First flight should happen in 2016 with entry into service in 2017.
Its wings and empennages are similar to the Hawker 4000 with winglets leading to a 5.3 ft. larger wingspan. The moderately super-critical wing have a quarter chord sweep of 26.8° for its inner section and 28.6° for the outer section. The six-passenger Latitude fuselage has been reinforced and stretched by another row of seats to accommodate eight people in double club. The manufacturer has not announced the final design weights (as of May 2016); BCA estimates a 24,000–25,000 lb. basic operating weight. Cabin height is 6.0 ft., width is 6 ft. 5 in., floor width is 4 ft. 1 in and cabin length is 25 ft.
Data from "Citation Longitude Specifications". Textron Aviation.
- Crew: 2+1 optional crew member
- Capacity: 8-12
- Length: 73 ft 2 in (22.30 m)
- Wingspan: 67 ft (20 m)
- Height: 19 ft 5 in (5.92 m)
- Wing area: 537 sq ft (49.9 m2)
- Airfoil: modified supercritical
- Powerplant: 2 × Honeywell HTF7700L turbofans, 7,550 lbf (33.6 kN) thrust each
- Cruise speed: 476 kn (548 mph; 882 km/h)
- Range: 3,400 nmi (3,913 mi; 6,297 km)
- Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (14,000 m)
- Garmin G5000 flight deck
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- Fred George (7 March 2016). "Cessna Citation Longitude About to Take Off". Business & Commercial Aviation.
- "Cessna Announces Long-Range Citation Business Jet" (Press release). Textron Aviation. May 14, 2012.
- Fred George (14 May 2012). "Cessna Unveils Citation Longitude". Aviation Week.
- "Citation Latitude Preliminary Specification & Description". Cessna Aircraft Company. February 2012.
- "Cessna showcases new Citation Longitude at NBAA 2015; announces large cabin Citation Hemisphere" (Press release). Textron Aviation. 16 November 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cessna aircraft.|
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- "Cessna Citation Longitude unveiled". Flying. May 14, 2012.
- Huber, Mark (May 14, 2012). "Cessna Launches Longitude Jet". AINonline.