Cessna’s flagship Citation Longitude business jet demonstrates in Australia – Australian Aviation

The Cessna Citation Longitude revolutionizes the super-midsize business jet category with its quiet, first-class cabin and impressive climb and cruise performance.

The Cessna Citation Longitude recently completed its first commercial demonstration tour of Australia. For the select few lucky enough to experience the industry-leading aircraft, a recurring compliment was the comfort and quietness of the cabin throughout the flight.

Quiet cab equipped for ultimate comfort

Indeed, Textron Aviation engineers have developed proprietary sound deadening techniques to design the quietest super-midsize cabin in the world. Whether resting or doing business, enjoy the peace and quiet needed to make the most of your time in the air. Being no louder than a car traveling on a highway, the quiet cabin allows passengers to feel relaxed and arrive more rested and relaxed, even at cruising altitude. This level of silence is also productive for normal conversations, whether on the phone, video conference or with other passengers. Productivity continues with the addition of optional in-flight WiFi and a state-of-the-art wireless cabin management system with Bluetooth capability and pairing connectivity with modern smartphones and tablets.

The Citation Longitude’s low cabin altitude of 5,950 feet (at a maximum cruise altitude of 45,000 feet) can help reduce fatigue and improve overall passenger well-being. Fifteen large passenger windows strategically positioned for optimal viewing will also flood the cabin with an abundance of natural light, enhancing the feeling of space. The windows can also be closed remotely to completely block out sunlight to create the optimal cabin environment for resting or watching a full feature film on her large wall-mounted screens.

Customers will enjoy more headroom with a 1.83m high flat-floor cabin that can be customized with couches or optional interior fittings to suit their travel preferences. The super-midsize business jet offers ample space and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Featuring a double club configuration that provides the most legroom in its class, the fully flat seats can be easily accosted if one chooses to recline and rest. With a well-equipped forward wet galley, passengers aboard the Citation Longitude won’t miss the comforts of home. Unlike other jets of a similar category, the aircraft even has a fully accessible baggage compartment at any phase of the flight without restrictions.

Impressive climbing and cruising performance

Another feedback from customers was its impressive climbing performance. During one of the demonstration flights conducted in Australia, the Citation Longitude took off and climbed directly to FL450 in 17 minutes. Thanks to the two highly efficient and reliable HTF7000 turbofans and its advanced design, the aircraft combines better performance, low direct operating costs and industry-leading efficiency.

The Citation Longitude offers a maximum range of 3,500 nautical miles and a maximum cruise speed of 483 knots, similar to those of current airliners. By flying above commercial traffic, passengers can save valuable time connecting between city pairs as far away as Sydney to Manila, Brisbane to Singapore or Perth to Auckland (with a crew of 2 pilots and a typical load of 4 passengers at Mach 0.80 and 45,000 feet with zero winds and NBAA IFR reserves for 200 nm).

Demo tour in Australia

The Citation Longitude’s visit to major Australian cities at the end of February 2022 was part of a demonstration tour aimed at showcasing its quiet cabin, efficiency and other benefits to potential customers.

Kate Hamilton, Regional Sales Manager for Citation Jets, who has traveled state to state, said, “Fantastic to be touring with the Cessna Citation Longitude. Everyone on board felt safe from a distance, and our team was so happy that we were able to showcase the features of the aircraft in flight. In particular, customers said they were impressed with the take-off climb performance and cabin quietness exceeding their expectations. Being able to climb directly to 45,000 feet in less than 17 minutes and having decibel readings for cabin noise measured by customers on their phones. We were happy to have the opportunity to land at a few regional spots and know that the Longitude exceeded expectations with ample runway to spare.

Although the Australian demonstration tour has ended, the aircraft continues to leave a deep impression on those who have experienced its benefits. Discover the new leader in business aviation on www.cessna.txtav.com/en/quotation/longitude

Kevin A. Perras