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Cessna gets European certification for the Citation M2

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Monday, June 23, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.

Cessna Aircraft’s Citation M2 has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, paving the way for deliveries to begin in Europe and other participating areas.

The certification comes not long after Cessna’s receipt of EASA certification for its Citation Sovereign+.

“We have gotten significant interest from European customers for the Citation M2, due to its size, speed and range,” Chris Hearne, Textron Aviation’s vice president of jets, said in a statement. “The news, coupled with the recent EASA certification of the Citation Sovereign+, means that customers in Europe have more options to meet their business aviation needs within the Citation family.”

The Citation M2 light corporate jet has a maximum cruise speed of 460 mph and a range of 1,580 nautical miles.

It’s certified for single-pilot operation and has room for seven passengers. The plane is assembled at Cessna’s Independence plant.

It was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration in December. The company delivered 24 through the first quarter of 2014.

Reach Molly McMillin at 316-269-6708 or mmcmillin@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @mmcmillin.

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