The Cessna Citation has long been a strong contender in the midsize business jet market. Usually one of the first names in general aviation, Cessna puts out a great product in the Citation line. The new model, the Latitude, continues this tradition. Capable of carrying four passengers and crew nearly 3,000 nautical miles, the new Cessna Citation Latitude performs.
The Cessna Citation Latitude is an improvement over its predecessor in a number of ways. One of the main improvements of the Latitude is the technological upgrades. Easily noticed throughout the cabin, Textron Aviation has outfitted the Cessna Latitude with the most up-to-date technology available. The Latitude offers Cessna’s Clarity Wireless connectivity, which allows passengers to listen to music, connect to the internet, and control many creature comforts from a touchpad.
The size of the cabin in the Citation Latitude is something to behold. The cabin has a height of six feet and about 77 inches of width. Paired with a completely flat floor, the Latitude is the most comfortable Citation ever made. The Latitude also boasts an impressive cabin altitude of just under 6,000 feet, meaning that all passengers will feel incredibly refreshed and comfortable during their trip.
The Cessna Citation Latitude is a sister to the larger Cessna Citation Sovereign. In fact, it employs many of the same features that make the Cessna Citation Sovereign so popular. They share the same wing design, which looks both clean and highly aerodynamic. Both jets are powered by the same reliable Pratt and Whitney PW306D1, which is able to carry up to nine passengers nonstop from Los Angeles to New York City at 420 knots.
The Cessna Citation Latitude sets the standards for the midsize jet market, and deservedly so. The cockpit is powered by Garmin and set up with their G5000 line integrated throughout, making the Latitude one of the most technologically savvy business jets in the world. Mixing this new tech with the ever-reliable fly-by-wire controls, the Latitude sits atop the midsize jet class.