First New Citation Sovereign Rolls Out of Cessna Wichita Facility

Cessna Aircraft rolled out the first New Citation Sovereign yesterday from its Wichita production center. Announced in October at the NBAA Convention, the updated Sovereign attributes improved cabin cooling, Garmin G5000 avionics with autothrottles, a new cabin management system and winglets. “This rollout is evidence of Cessna‘s dedication to bringing new products to consumers in…

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Cessna’s new Citation Sovereign recently made its first production flight

WICHITA, Kan., April 30, 2013 — Cessna‘s new Citation Sovereign recently made its first production flight. Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the program last year. The flight of the new Sovereign lasted a little more than two and a half hours and included tests of the Garmin G5000 avionics with auto…

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Africa tour of Cessna Citation Jet 3 and Citation Sovereign

As part of its Africa offers trip, US-based Cessna Aircraft Company presented two of its latest plane– the Cessna Citation Jet 3 and Cessna Sovereign– in Nigeria at the Abuja flight terminal on Monday and Tuesday, additionally at the Murtala Muhammed Airport on Thursday and Friday. The company and basic airplane supplier intends to make…

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Cessna Aircraft announces the “Sovereign Shield” program for 2013 Citation Sovereigns

Cessna Aircraft announced the “Sovereign Shield” program last week for 2013 Citation Sovereigns, covering all scheduled maintenance and parts costs for these business jets for the first five years or 1,500 flight hours. The program “practically eliminates” maintenance-related direct operating costs for these Citation Sovereigns, Cessna said. According to Cessna, operators covered by the Sovereign…

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Garmin Software Delays New Jets As Cessna Deliveries Dip

Development delays with software for the Garmin avionics suites for Cessna’s new Citation M2, Sovereign and X will push back first deliveries by a few months. During a conference call yesterday on second-quarter earnings at Cessna parent Textron, chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly said that deliveries of the M2 and the Sovereign will now start…

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J.P.Morgan Reports Business Jet Market Still Sluggish in Q2 2013

Second-quarter 2013 earnings are likely to bring few signs of recovery for the business jet market, according to the July Business Jet Monthly report from analyst J.P.Morgan, which highlighted several manufacturers. The report predicts that demand for smaller Cessna Citations will remain depressed but “we will look for more color on the Sovereign and XLS,…

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Cessna receives FAA certification and begins deliveries of new Citation Sovereign+

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 23, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is today beginning deliveries of the newly certified Citation Sovereign+ midsize business jet. The new Citation Sovereign+, whose name now includes a “+” to more clearly differentiate it from its predecessor, brings increased range, updated technologies and enhanced performance to the…

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