Cessna has launched its largest business jet to date, the Citation Hemisphere. Finally a Citation that will take you further than 4000nm. Cessna’s current model the Longitude can fly a typical distance at 3,400 nautical miles.
Range: 4,500nm range
Engines: Snecma Silvercrest engines
Passengers: Maximum 12 passengers
Dates: First flight due 2019
Cost: Between $30 – $33 million
When Textron purchased Beechcraft, they had the smaller end of the business aviation market sowed up. Clients could upgrade from the turboprop King Air family to a Cessna Citation business jet directly, all through the same company. But there was always something missing from the Citation line-up, and that was range. The Hemisphere is Cessna’s answer to fill that void.