The Longitude’s fuselage also is almost 4 ft. longer, so aerodynamic stability should be as good, or better.
More significantly, the Longitude has a conventional aluminum monocoque fuselage that’s adapted from the Latitude.
Further, the Latitude fuselage has been stretched and reinforced to accommodate another row of seats in the cabin, so that it seats eight people in double club rather than six passengers.
The Longitude also gets a new aft fuselage that’s designed to accommodate its 7,550-lb.-thrust Honeywell HTF 7000-series turbofans, the most powerful engines ever fitted to a Citation.
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The newest Citation has the longest range and largest cabin of any Cessna yet built.
Similar to most other super-midsize business aircraft, the Longitude will have a full-size baggage compartment aft of the lavatory and accessible in flight.
Textron Aviation officials expect to earn approval for full-time access, regardless of cruise altitude.
The Citation developers concede that they’re a dozen or more years late with an entry into the super-midsize segment.
Hawker Beechcraft (now Raytheon Aircraft) also delivered 70 Model 4000 aircraft between 2008 and 2012.
"The CITATION LONGITUDE" modern galley is designed to carry meals for longer "Charter Flights" and includes a pressurized water system. The front of the galley area includes optional space for additional storage.