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European regulators certify Cessna Citation Latitude

Wichita Aero Club held a reception at Wichita Air Service in July 2015 featuring the new Cessna Citation Latitude. Textron Aviation said Tuesday the European Aviation Safety Agency has certified the jet, and deliveries to customers in the region have begun.
Wichita Aero Club held a reception at Wichita Air Service in July 2015 featuring the new Cessna Citation Latitude. Textron Aviation said Tuesday the European Aviation Safety Agency has certified the jet, and deliveries to customers in the region have begun. File photo

Textron Aviation said Tuesday the European Aviation Safety Agency has certified its Cessna Citation Latitude jet, and deliveries are underway.

“This aircraft is ideally suited for this market and can provide customers non-stop access to key destinations throughout the continent as well as North Africa and the Middle East,” Kriya Shortt, Textron Aviation senior vice president of sales and marketing, said in a news release.

Textron Aviation did not disclose how many deliveries it has made or will make to European customers following EASA approval.

Last June, the Federal Aviation Administration granted the company type certification for the $16 million, midsize jet that is manufactured in Wichita. It began deliveries to U.S. customers in the third quarter of 2015.

At the end of last year, Textron Aviation delivered 16 Latitudes.

It expects Latitude deliveries to increase in 2016.

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