Cessna Citation flew for the first time 40 years ago

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Cessna is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Citation. This is how Flight reported the event at the time: “Cessna flew the Fanjet 500 business jet for the first time on September 15 and promptly renamed it the Citation. “Also announced was a major revision of all performance, weight, dimension and price data from that which was first revealed a year ago. “The name Fanjet has been dropped because Cessna considers that the majority of business jets will be turbofan powered by the 1970s. “The Citation is the first of the new generation of mini business- jets powered by….” continue reading….

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