Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced that the Cessna Citation Latitude is making its debut at the Dubai Airshow, running Nov. 8-12 at the Al Maktoum International Airport. The Latitude, which received FAA certification this summer, has been on a wordwide tour demonstrating its performance capabilities and class-leading cabin experience.
“With one of the most comfortable and spacious cabins available in the midsize category and best-in-class operating costs, we anticipate the Latitude will be well received in this market,” said Ali Ashban, regional vice president of Sales for Middle East, Africa and India. “We have a solid Citation customer base throughout the Middle East and with the addition of the Latitude, we have the ideal aircraft portfolio to support the expansion of business aviation in this region.”
With a maximum range of 2,850 nautical miles, the Citation Latitude affords the most open, spacious, bright and refined cabin environment in the midsize category. With a flat floor and six feet of cabin height, innovation abounds with unique features designed throughout the aircraft. Cessna’s wireless cabin-technology system provides productive connectivity and entertainment to each passenger through their personal electronic devices. Improving cabin comfort for passengers and crew alike, the Latitude features a new cabin cooling system and a new pressurization system, which provides a 5,950-foot cabin altitude at the aircraft’s maximum operating altitude of 45,000 feet. With standard seating configurations, the Latitude can comfortably accommodate up to nine passengers.
Aviation’s company-owned and authorized service network around the world. Team Latitude, the service team staffed with experts dedicated to exclusively supporting this newest aircraft model, provides around the clock support for customers. In addition, Textron Aviation’s support organization includes a worldwide network of more than 400 authorized service centers and 21 company-owned facilities with expert service engineers offering maintenance, inspections, parts, repairs, avionics upgrades, equipment installations, refurbishments and other specialized services. Textron Aviation also offers a mobile support program featuring more than 60 mobile service units, three dedicated support aircraft, and on-site service technicians and support.