Progress For Citation Longitude
Cessna is bringing the first production conforming prototype of its “super mid-sized” Citation Longitude business jet to NBAA this week to prep the market for final certification by the FAA expected late this year or early 2018. Honeywell announced last week that its HTF7000L turbofan has been certified by the FAA for use on the Longitude, a major step in the certification process. "Honeywell's HTF7000 family continues to lead the way in performance, reliability and cost of ownership as it continues to expand its presence across business aviation," said Brian Sill, president, Engines and Power Systems, Honeywell Aerospace. "The HTF7700L engine certification for the Citation Longitude aircraft marks another successful milestone for the HTF7000 family, adding to its growing heritage."
Garmin is also showing off its contributions to the 12-passenger twin-jet at NBAA, announcing the Garmin Head-up Display (GHD 2100). “The operational benefits of flying with a HUD are significant, resulting in fewer missed approaches and vastly improved situational awareness – particularly in challenging environments,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “We’re excited to see our new HUD continue to make progress in its flight testing along with the Longitude and look forward to delivering this product to aircraft so flight crews can experience the harmony between the GHD 2100 and a Garmin integrated flight deck.” The company says consistent symbology between the G5000 flight deck and the GHD 2100 display makes for a “near-seamless” transition between inside and outside references. Future upgrades for the GHD 2100 will include integration of an external Enhanced Vision System camera for improved situational awareness during low visibility operations.