During this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), Textron Aviation welcomed IFM Traviation GmbH as its latest Cessna Citation Longitude customer in Europe. The Düsseldorf-based customer placed an order for a Cessna Citation Longitude business jet, set to deliver in 2025. This order will boost the company’s existing fleet of two Cessna Citation Sovereign+ aircraft.
Image caption: Textron Aviation welcomes IFM Traviation GmbH as its latest Cessna Citation Longitude customer in Europe. Pictured are Duncan Van De Velde, Vice President of Sales – Europe (left) with Mark Schremmer of IFM Traviation GmbH.
“IFM Traviation GmbH relies heavily on its own fleet of business jets to visit customers regionally, as well as transfer employees back and forth from Düsseldorf to Friedrichshafen in Germany,” says Van De Velde. “With seating for up to 12 passengers and a stand-up, 6-foot tall flat-floor cabin, the Citation Longitude elevates the passenger experience and will provide IFM Traviation with an exceptional aircraft to support its business needs.”
The spacious Longitude cockpit incorporates easier access and an ergonomic design that fully focuses on crew comfort and efficiency. No other super-midsize business jet offers more range, greater payload or higher cruise speed at a lower direct operating cost with the largest global network of service centers.
With a range of 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 kilometers) and full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds (726 kilograms), the Citation Longitude is designed to elevate passenger expectations in the super-midsize class by delivering the quietest cabin, a low cabin altitude (5,950 feet/1,814 meters), more standard features and a comfortable, bespoke interior. With seating for up to 12 passengers, including an optional crew jump seat, the Longitude features a stand-up, 6-foot tall flat-floor cabin. A standard double-club configuration delivers the most legroom in the super-midsize class. Fully berthable seats are designed and manufactured in-house, and a spacious walk-in baggage compartment is accessible throughout the entire flight. State-of-the-art cabin technology enables passengers to manage their environment and entertainment from any mobile device.
The clean-sheet design of the Longitude integrates the latest technology throughout the aircraft, bringing customers the lowest direct operating cost in its class. Powered by FADEC-equipped Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines featuring fully integrated autothrottles with envelope protection, the Longitude offers best in class maintenance intervals of 800 hr/18 months. It is supported with Textron Aviation’s maintenance and advanced real-time diagnostic systems (AReS) with LinxUs software.