...And Citation Sovereign Gets European Papers

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Meanwhile, Cessna received the certification paperwork from both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) for its new midsize, long-range Citation Sovereign business jet. The certification enables the Citation Sovereign to be registered within all 25 European countries adhering to EASA regulations and 10 European countries following JAA regulations. The type certificate is Cessna’s first EASA certification. In addition, the Citation Sovereign received the first-ever EASA type certification data sheet for noise. "We’ve collaborated very closely with EASA and JAA to insure that the certification process went smoothly," said Cessna’s Senior Vice President of Product Engineering David Brant. Cessna’s Citation Sovereign received FAA type certification in June 2004 and is one of the newest midsize aircraft in the bizjet market. It has a 459-knot cruise speed, 2881-nm range and a 47,000-foot ceiling.