The Cessna Citation Longitude is a midsize jet built by Cessna (Textron Aviation).
This aircraft received its FAA type certification in September 2019, and EASA certification in July 2021. One of the newest jets on the market in the midsize segment, this aircraft has the same fuselage cross-section as the Citation Latitude, but the cabin is 1.1m longer to allow more passengers to comfortably fit on board. Comparable to Gulfstream’s G280 and Bombardier’s Challenger 350, this aircraft presents an excellent choice in terms of cabin and avionics.
The Citation Longitude can fly non-stop for a maximum of 7h45m, which equates to 6’482km, completing flights from coast to coast of the US, as well as from Singapore to Sydney without stopping for refueling. The range is significantly higher than that of a Citation Latitude. The Citation Longitude is powered by Honeywell HTF7000 turbofans, it has a new ~28° swept wing and a T-tail for a 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) range. This is 800 nmi (1,500 km) more than the Latitude. The comfortable cabin provides extra legroom and noise isolation, making it the quietest cabin in its class - ideal for board meetings or rest on transcontinental journeys. The HEPA air filter captures 99.9% of all the impurities in the air, while the precise cabin temperature control and inflight accessible baggage compartment aim to make the journey as comfortable as possible.
When comparing the interior dimensions of both the Longitude and the Latitude, the only difference is length. The Citation Longitude is just over 1 meter longer – 7.67 meters compared to 6.63 meters. However, cabin width and height are identical. Both aircraft measure 1.96 meters wide and 1.83 meters tall. If you have the opportunity to compare both cabins in real life or to fly in both, one aircraft will not feel more spacious than the other. Rather the added length of the Longitude allows for the passenger capacity to increase from 8 to 12. In regards to avionics, the aircraft features the touchscreen Garmin G5000 avionics flight deck, providing the pilots with very intuitive control of the navigation system. As well as that, the aircraft is equipped with integrated autothrottles and LINXUS software, the industry’s most advanced on-board diagnostic software.
The maximum number of passengers on board is 12, with a variety of seating arrangements, the most popular being a double club of 8 seats.
Pictures courtesy of our friends at Textron Aviation.
Luggage capacity: 3,2m3