Textron Aviation’s Cessna Citation Longitude has received its long-awaited FAA type certification, allowing customer deliveries of the super-midsize twin to begin. 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. Early in the development program, the Citation Longitude exceeded initial performance targets and achieved an improved transcontinental range of 3,500 nautical miles and full fuel payload of 1,600 pounds. The longest-range Citation delivers a maximum cruise speed of 483 ktas. The clean-sheet design of the Longitude integrates the latest technology throughout the aircraft, including the next evolution of the Garmin G5000 flight deck. Last year at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, NetJets agreed to purchase up to 175 Longitudes, including an option to take first deliveries in the second half of this year.