Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cessna Citation Longitude super mid-size jet completes maiden flight

The Cessna Citation Longitude super midsize business jet during its maiden flight

The business jet market has shown healthy growth in recent years and Textron has reaffirmed its desire to join the big hitters as its Cessna Aircraft Company subsidiary announced that its latest Citation Longitude has successfully completed its maiden flight. On October 8, the super-midsize jet took to the sky from Cessna's east campus Beech Field Airport in Kansas with experimental test pilots Ed Wenninger and Stuart Rogerson at the controls. During the two-hour flight, the flaps, landing gear, pressurization, stability, and control systems were put through their paces.

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