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Cessna Citation Latitude

Citation Latitude
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
Unit cost
Under US$16,250,000[1]
Developed from Cessna Citation Sovereign

The Cessna Citation Latitude (Model 680A) is an American mid-size jet built by Cessna of Wichita, Kansas. It was type certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in June 2015.[2]

Design and development

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. The aircraft will seat 9, and feature twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D turbofan engines. The Citation Latitude features a cruciform tail and all metal fuselage.[3]

The prototype first flew on 18 February 2014 at Wichita.[4] Cessna announced on June 8, 2015 that is had achieved FAA certification for the Citation Latitude, they expect first deliveries to begin in the 3rd quarter of 2015.[1]

Operational history

First deliveries are scheduled for 2016, including to NetJets, which has ordered up to 150 jets.[2]

Specifications (Cessna Latitude)

Data from Cessna Website

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[5]
  • 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, 5,760 lbf (25.6 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

Related development

References

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  5. ^ http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?pbid=e9f43bcc-71a3-4374-abee-9ed5e77a7a20 "Latitude's got legs", page 19-23

External links

  • Cessna Citation Latitude home page
  • Pilot Report: Latitude Livens Up The Citation Lineup video
  • Pilot Report: Citation Latitude
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