The Cessna Citation Latitude is a super-midsize private jet designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation.
The aircraft won the 2016 Flying Innovation Award and the 2017 Robb Report Best of the Best award for Business Jets.
Super Midsize Cabin
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 9
2,455 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
27 cubic feet
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A new Cessna Citation Latitude is listed at $20 million
Development of the Latitude began in 2011. It made its first flight in February 2014 and was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June 2015.
The Latitude has a cabin height of 6 feet, a width of 6.42 feet, and a length of 21.08 feet. Seating capacity up to nin passengers with a rear cabin lavatory.
The Latitude is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D1 turbofan engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of 446 knots (514 mph) and a range of up to 2,850 nautical miles (3,276 miles). It has a maximum takeoff weight of 30,800 pounds and a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.
The new price for a Citation Latitude is $19.5 million. Used types start around $15 million.
It didn’t take long for the Cessna Citation Latitude to become the world’s best-selling midsize jet and one of the most popular business jets overall. In 2016, a year after the aircraft entered service, Textron Aviation, the owner of the Cessna brand, delivered 42 examples of the Citation Latitude, making it that year’s most-delivered midsize jet. Last year the delivery number jumped to 54, placing the $16.65 million aircraft second only to the Bombardier Challenger 350 in deliveries among all business jets.
The Citation Latitude is spacious in every aspect both inside and out. Before you even step on the aircraft, the term you might use is “wow” as it towers over you on the ramp. As opposed to the more common circular model, the unique oval shape of the aircraft offers more headroom than passengers are used to. On top of being one of the most spacious cabins in the midsize category, the Latitude adds features that create the perception of more space. The windows are 25% larger than the Citation Sovereign, XLS+ and X+. Although this may not seem like a big deal, increased sunlight in the aircraft helps eliminate that cramped feeling while traveling.
A bigger cabin combined with good operating economics should make the Latitude a popular choice for those seeking a modern midsize business jet.
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