...And Mock-up Begins Worldwide Tour

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Meanwhile, Cessna has a mock-up of the Mustang and is taking it out on the road. The company's worldwide tour began last week in Chicago -- that stalwart defender of all things general aviation -- and is scheduled to conclude on May 20, 2005, at the EBACE convention in Geneva, Switzerland. “The Citation Mustang has been enormously well received by the market,” said Steve Saflin, manager of Citation Mustang marketing. The traveling mock-up display features a full-size cabin with interior amenities and a fully functional cockpit equipped with the new Garmin G1000 avionics suite. In addition to Chicago, the mock-up is planned to visit Baltimore, Md., and various points in Europe. The Citation Mustang is Cessna’s entry-level business jet. It will be certified as a FAR Part 23 aircraft, with a cruise speed of 340 knots and FL410 as its maximum operating altitude.