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A closer look at Cessna’s new Longitude jet (+video)

Up close with the Citation Longitude

Textron Aviation Cessna's Kevin Steinert discusses the business jet maker's newest -- and biggest -- airplane, from the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas. Video by Jerry Siebenmark / Nov. 18, 2015)
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Textron Aviation Cessna's Kevin Steinert discusses the business jet maker's newest -- and biggest -- airplane, from the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas. Video by Jerry Siebenmark / Nov. 18, 2015)

With nearly 100 aircraft at the National Business Aviation Association’s static display at Henderson Executive Airport, there were a few that seemed to draw the most crowds, such as Honda Aircraft’s HondaJet and Bombardier’s full-size Global 7000 mockup.

There were also a lot of gawkers at Textron Aviation’s, with crowds the heaviest at its recently certified Cessna Citiation Latitude midsize jet and the larger Citation Longitude, which made its public debut this week.

Kevin Steinert, Textron Aviation’s senior manager of technical marketing who has been involved in the Longitude program since inception, took time out of his schedule Wednesday afternoon to speak with The Eagle about some of the super midsize jet’s key features.

We tried to get some footage of the 6-foot-high interior cabin as well, but the crowds were just too thick and steady for us to do that.

Textron Aviation Cessna's Kevin Steinert discusses the business jet maker's newest -- and biggest -- airplane, from the National Business Aviation Association Convention in Las Vegas. Video by Jerry Siebenmark / Nov. 18, 2015)

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