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Second Cessna Citation Longitude takes flight

Posted 23 November 2016 · Add Comment

Cessna Aircraft Company has said that the second aircraft in the Citation Longitude flight test programme has successfully completed its first flight just over one month after the first prototype aircraft took to the skies in October.

The flight, piloted by Textron Aviation test pilots Scott Foster and Peter Fisher, lasted approximately 90 minutes and reached all of its performance targets. The aircraft will be used in the flight test programme primarily for systems testing, while further expanding the aircraft’s performance envelope.

“In the 12 months since we announced the Citation Longitude, our team has been right on target in meeting the programme milestones, further validating our industry-leading development process,” said Scott Ernest, president and CEO, Textron Aviation. “We are coming off of a successful NBAA where we announced increased performance numbers and debuted the prototype aircraft less than a month after first flight – all of which are fueling robust customer interest around the world. The team remains focused, and we are charging into 2017 with great momentum on the programme.”

Cessna announced earlier this month that the Longitude has achieved an improved range of 3,500 nautical miles, an increase of 100 nautical miles, and full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds, an increase of 100 pounds, further establishing the aircraft’s anticipated leadership in its segment.

The second Longitude joins the flight test programme that will include multiple flying aircraft in addition to several ground-test articles and more than 40 additional test articles for various sub-systems.

 

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