The Cessna Citation Latitude (Model 680A) is a 2,700 nmi (5,000 km) range business jet built by Cessna. It was announced at the 2011 NBAA convention, the prototype first flew on 18 February 2014, it achieved FAA certification on June 5, 2015 and first deliveries begun on August 27. It keeps the Model 680 Sovereign wing, twin P&WC PW306D turbofans and cruciform tail, but its clean sheet stand-up circular fuselage has a flat floor.
The $14.9 million Citation Latitude was announced by Cessna at the annual NBAA convention in October 2011, between the $12.6 million Citation XLS+ and the $17.5 million Citation Sovereign. The prototype first flew on 18 February 2014 in Wichita, Kansas. Cessna announced on June 5, 2015 that it had achieved FAA certification for the type. On August 27, 2015, Cessna announced the first deliveries had begun. F-HSFJ is one of two of this model based in France and has the serial number of 680A0099.
It keeps the Citation Sovereign wing, twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D turbofans and cruciform tail. Its clean sheet, all metal stand-up circular fuselage has a flat floor and seats nine, with a crew of 2.
Typical missions are 2.0-2.7 hours and with 740 km/hr block speeds, most operators can fly 5-6 hours at Mach 0.72-0.76 for a 2,000-2,400 nmi range, with short takeoff requirements and good hot and high performance.
A first hour fuel burn of 2,000–2,500 lb (910–1,130 kg) followed by 1,600–1,900 lb (730–860 kg) the second hour and fuel burn can reach 3,300 lb (1,500 kg) for a 2 hour trip with favorable conditions. It lists for $17.5-18 million typically equipped, the same as the Embraer Legacy 450 with a similar flat floor cabin for club four plus two chairs but over 200 miles more range, 46–56 km/hr higher cruise and fly-by-wire controls. Embraer is firm on list price while Textron discounts the latitude by up to 20% for $13.5-14 million to sell three times as many aircraft.
AstonJet is a French air charter Company, based at Toussus-le-Noble Airport (Nr. Versailles, in North Western France) and owning its own AOC.
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