Textron Aviation delivers a mission-configured Cessna Citation Longitude in support of the Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan flight inspection mission

Cessna Citation Longitude in the Flight Inspection Department of the Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan

Textron Aviation announced that it has delivered a Cessna Citation Longitude special mission aircraft equipped with in-flight inspection calibration equipment to be operated by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). The aircraft will perform flight validation and inspection operations to ensure the integrity of the airways that constitute Japan’s national airspace.

The Cessna Citation Longitude is designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company.

Textron Aviation is honored to once again be selected as the aircraft supplier of choice for the JCABsaid Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation. “The Longitude continues the legacy of the Cessna Citation flight inspection jet aircraft in JCAB service. Longitude’s performance, large cabin and capabilities provide JCAB with a new level of efficiency and productivity in maintaining the operational integrity of its airports and airways..”

The JCAB Longitude is fitted with UNIFIS 3000-G2 flight inspection equipment to perform critical checking of aids to navigation such as Category I, II and III Instrument Landing System (ILS Cat I) approaches , II, III), Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS), Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR), Tactical Air Navigation System (TACAN) and much more.

In addition to the Longitude, JCAB also operates five Citation CJ4 jets in a similar flight inspection capacity.

About quote longitude

Longitude’s streamlined design incorporates the latest technologies throughout the aircraft, providing customers with the lowest direct operating cost in its class. Powered by Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines equipped with a FADEC with fully integrated autothrottles with shroud protection, the Longitude offers best-in-class 800 hour/18 month maintenance intervals and maintenance and repair systems. Textron Aviation diagnostics (AReS). The spacious cockpit incorporates easier access and an ergonomic design that focuses entirely on crew comfort and efficiency. No super-midsize business jet offers greater range, greater payload or higher cruise speed at a lower direct operating cost.

Endless possibilities for special missions

When government, military and commercial customers want mission-critical airborne solutions, they turn to Textron Aviation. The company’s aircraft solutions provide the high performance and flight characteristics required to meet the unique challenges of special mission operations. With unmatched quality, versatility and operating costs, Textron Aviation products are preferred for air ambulance, ISR, utility transport, aerial survey, flight inspection, training and a number number of other special operations.

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Cessna Citation Longitude in the Flight Inspection Department of the Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan
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Cessna Citation Longitude in the Flight Inspection Department of the Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan
WICHITA, Kansas, June 30, 2022

Kevin A. Perras