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Cessna Citation Longitude

VIP / Business Jet

Cessna Citation Longitude

VIP / Business Jet

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SPECIFICATIONS
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



Currently in development, the Cessna Citation Longitude twin-engine business jet is expected to make its first flight in 2016-2017.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 2018
MANUFACTURER(S): Cessna (Textron Aviation) - USA
PRODUCTION: 1
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Cessna Citation Longitude model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 73.16 feet (22.3 meters)
WIDTH: 65.62 feet (20 meters)
HEIGHT: 19.42 feet (5.92 meters)
ENGINE: 2 x Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines developing 7,550lb of thrust each.
SPEED (MAX): 550 miles-per-hour (885 kilometers-per-hour; 478 knots)
RANGE: 39,146 miles (63,000 kilometers; 34,017 nautical miles)
CEILING: 45,932 feet (14,000 meters; 8.70 miles)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Citation Longitude - Base Series Name


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Cessna Citation Longitude VIP / Business Jet.  Entry last updated on 10/2/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
With the cancellation of its "Citation Columbus" mid-sized business / VIP superjet in July of 2009, Cessna sought to find a replacement aircraft for its product stable. This eventually led the concern to announce the "Citation Longitude" in May of 2012. The (as of this writing) in-development Longitude, another offshoot of the classic Citation line established in 1972, saw its first-flight occur on October 8th, 2016. Production of the series began in March of 2017 and continues as of this writing (2017).

The Citation Longitude holds features common to other mid-sized superjets: A twin-engine configuration is used where the nacelles are held outboard of the fuselage on wing stubs along the aft end of the aircraft. The wing mainplanes are swept back and carry winglets for efficiency. The tail unit is of a "T-style" configuration and the undercarriage of a tricycle arrangement (wholly retractable). The cockpit seats two (side-by-side) and is fitted aft of a sloped nose cone offering good vision for the flight crew.

Internally, various seating arrangements (and finishes) are offered by the company for the discerning customer and centers on a single-aisle configuration with galley. The cockpit is all-digital with three large display screens and four touch-operated controllers, separate yokes for each crewman and foot-operated rudder pedals. The Garmin G5000 avionics suite powers the flight deck and offers real-time in-flight diagnostics reporting.




The aircraft is powered by 2 x Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines offering fuel efficiency and power. These are rated at 7,600lb of thrust each and performance specifications include a maximum speed of 882 kmh with a range (assuming four passengers) of 3,500 nautical miles. Maximum altitude is listed at 45,000 feet.

Dimensions include an overall length of 73 feet with a wingspan of 69 feet and a height of 19.4 feet.

To date a total of four (with a fifth expected) prototypes have led the program leading to the first production-quality aircraft being revealed on June 13th, 2017.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (550mph).

    Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
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CAS
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ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
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Passenger
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A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue