November 8, 2015

Cessna Citation Latitude makes Dubai Airshow debut

DUBAI, UAE  (Nov. 8, 2015) – 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.” 

About the Citation Latitude

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.  

Textron Aviation service network supports Citation Latitude anywhere in the world

The Citation Latitude is supported throughout its entire life-cycle by Textron 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.

Image: Cessna Citation Latitude

Web page: Find Citation Latitude information on our website at http://cessna.txtav.com/en/citation/latitude

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About Textron Aviation Inc. 
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the leading Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s largest global service network. For more information, visit: textronaviation.com.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

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