Textron Aviation is hailing the success of the Cessna Citation Longitude, having recently rolled out the 100th example of the super-midsize jet.

Delivery to the twinjet’s customer is expected later this year, says the US airframer.

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Source: Textron Aviation

“The Citation Longitude has redefined its category with class-leading performance, efficiency and an unrivaled cabin experience,” says Textron Aviation chief executive Ron Draper.

Launched in 2012, the first Longitude got airborne in 2016, with US certification and first delivery following three years later.

The 12-passenger fly-by-wire Longitude boasts range of 3,500nm (6,482km). Power comes from twin Honeywell HTF7700L engines, each producing 7,665lb (34.1kN) of thrust.

Garmin’s G5000 avionics package for the jet includes three 14in (35cm) cockpit displays, four touchscreen controllers, synthetic vision and integrated auto-throttles.

Textron Aviation says Longitude has the longest required maintenance intervals in its class – 800h or 18 months.

The Longitude is Textron Aviation’s flagship after the company shelved development of the larger Hemisphere due to problems with its Safran Aircraft Engines Silvercrest turbofans in 2019.