EBACE: Cessna plans Citation Ten first flight by year-end

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Cessna's new Citation Ten is due to make its first flight later this year ahead of certification in the first half of 2013, with delivery following in the second half of 2013.

The Rolls-Royce AE3007C2-powered Citation Ten has significant performance upgrades over the existing Citation X model, including an increased maximum range, to 3,245nm (6,000km) and a maximum cruise speed at 40,000ft (12,190m) boosted by 20kt (37km/h) to 527kt.

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It uses the Garmin G5000 flightdeck, featuring Garmin's synthetic vision technology on the primary flight displays.

Cessna said it had also improved the passenger experience on the aircraft, with increased leg room, new seats and in-seat entertainment controls.