Citation Latitude Private Jet Charter Flights and Prices
Cessna's Citation Latitude jet has the most spacious, most refined cabin environment in the midsize jet category. It sports a comtemporary cabin, built for comfort.
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The average hourly rental rate of the Citation Latitude is around 4,500 USD per hour.
|Length||62.24 ft||18.97 m|
|Wing Span||72.34 ft||22.05 m|
|Height||20.93 ft||6.38 m|
|Bag. Capacity||127 ft³||4 m³|
|Length||21.16 ft||6.45 m|
|Width||6.40 ft||1.95 m|
|Height||6.00 ft||1.83 m|
|Area||657 ft³||19 m³|
|Charter Rate||4,500 USD/hour||4,500 EUR/hour|
|IFR Range||2,700 nm||5,000 km|
|Cruise Speed||442 KTAS||819 km/h|
|Certified Ceiling||45,000 ft||13,716 m|
|Rate of Climb||1,870 ft/m||570 m/m|
|Takeoff Distance||3,900 ft||1,189 m|
|Landing Distance||3,901 ft||1,189 m|
|Max Takeoff Weight||30,800 lbs||13,971 kg|
|Max Landing Weight||27,575 lbs||12,508 kg|
|Useful Weight||11,394 lbs||5,168 kg|
|Payload with Full Fuel||1,000 lbs||454 kg|
More about the Citation Latitude
The Citation Latitude was unveiled in 2011 at the NBAA conference with the goal of providing a midsize option that would take the best features of the Sovereign, and improve upon the avionics and cabin amenities. The Latitude shares many of the design features of the Sovereign line, including the wings, engines, and most systems, but developed a new aluminum alloy fuselage instead of composites, to increase structural efficiency.
It is Cessna’s first aircraft to offer a flat floor standup cabin, with seating up to nine. It is the quietest Citation yet, offering the lowest cabin altitude of 6,000 feet at FL450. Cessna claims that as a result of the increased performance combined with the newest technological advancements, operating costs are 20% lower than competing aircraft. The first flight of the Citation Latitude was in February 2014 with many operators quickly adding this aircraft to their fleet due to the positive feedback regarding the cabin, aerodynamics, and performance.
Key Features of the Citation Latitude
An Interior Built with Comfort in Mind
The Citation Latitude is usually configured to accommodate six passengers in comfortable, sleek chairs with either an additional single side chair or a double side-facing couch, for a maximum passenger capacity of nine. The luxurious, roomy cabin measures 21 feet in length, stretches 6.4 feet in width, and reaches 6 feet in height. With 127 cubic feet of available baggage capacity capable of accommodating 1,245 pounds of luggage, this private business jet offers plenty of storage for all of you and your clients’ carry on needs.
The Citation Latitude utilizes a fly by wire system, with physical cables and pushrods controlling the ailerons, rudder, and elevator. A mechanical linkage system is incorporated into the controls for the ailerons, adjusting aileron power to be roughly the same even at higher speeds.
The Citation Latitude boasts a 6 foot tall, 6.5 foot wide, and 21-foot long cabin, which was built for comfort. The Latitude has the largest width of any previous Citation. You immediately become aware of the interior space when stepping onboard through the main entrance door at 65 inches tall and 31 inches wide, as it is the largest ever fitted to a Citation. Behind the cockpit bulkhead, is a refreshment center that contains hot and cold beverage containers, ice drawer, tableware, and catering storage compartments, along with an optional microwave oven. A narrow closet on the right side completes the forward section of the cabin.
Both the Latitude and the Sovereign share the same 620 cubic feet of cabin volume, but the Latitude’s flat floor design gives it the feel of a larger cabin. Standard seating includes six individual chairs and a two-seat side facing divan in the forward cabin with a fold-down center armrest. The six individual seats have a 180-degree swivel allowing passengers the ability to face each other, along with foldout worktables that fit flush to sidewall rails increasing effective workspace, which is especially beneficial when conducting a business meeting on board. Pairs of facing chairs also recline into fully flat berths if desired.
Upon settling into your seat for the flight, you will find that the cabin windows are 25% larger than previous Citations. The windows contain a manually operated pleated window shade with two options, one providing light attenuation, the other opacity. Cessna also developed the Clarity Cabin Management System, which connects to the Latitude’s advanced avionics center to provide internet and entertainment options to passengers through seat-mounted, touch screen displays. It also allows for clients to adjust lights and cabin temperature without ever having to leave their seat. Additionally, each seat comes equipped with a USB power outlet, while each pair of facing chairs has a single 117 volt AC outlet. For those customers with allergy concerns, the Latitude is the first Citation equipped with a cabin Hepa filter, capturing small particles and allowing for cleaner, fresher air.
Finally, as you make your way to the rear of the cabin, you will find a side facing lavatory seat which is certified for full-time occupancy. The aft lavatory is the largest ever fitted to a Citation. Next to the lavatory is a storage closet for small personal items. The rear baggage compartment also contains 100 cubic feet of storage, the same as the Sovereign.
Capabilities of the Citation Latitude
The Citation Latitude comes equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW306D1 full authority digital engine control (FADEC) turbofan engines. These powerful engines are rated at 5,907 pounds of thrust each, allowing for the Citation Latitude’s impressive performance. This private business jet requires only 3,580 feet of runway to take off and 2,480 feet of runway to land on a standard day. The Citation Latitude is capable of climbing to 43,000 feet in just 26 minutes. The Citation Latitude features an impressive transcontinental range of 2,850 nautical miles and a maximum certified operating altitude of 45,000 feet. This private jet features a maximum high cruise speed of 446 knots for a swift flight to your business destination.
The Cessna Corporation selected the Garmin 5000 avionics suite for the Citation Latitude. Three 14 inch touchscreen liquid crystal display screens can serve interchangeably as primary flight displays (PFDs) or multifunction displays (MFDs) but are commonly set up in a multi-pane configuration, where the middle pedestal acts as the MFD and the remaining two displays function as the PFDs. This advanced avionics suite utilizes Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), which provides a virtual reality perspective of obstacles, traffic, and terrain even in Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) or night time Visual Flight Rule (VFR) conditions. Components of the Garmin 5000 avionics suite include an automatic flight control system, integrated avionics units, a weather radar, Attitude Heading Reference Systems (AHRS), flight management systems, a Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS), distance measuring equipment, Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II), an emergency locator transmitter, a radio altimeter, a cockpit voice recorder, transponders with ADS-B Out capability, standby instrumentation, and maintenance diagnostic capabilities.
Phenomenal Performance on Transcontinental Flights
One improvement Cessna designed on the Latitude was improved aerodynamics that will reduce drag and cockpit noise. The Latitude doesn’t have winglets, but rather “swooplets”, the same as the Sovereign. These “swooplets” provide the same aerodynamic edge that winglets provide, but with less weight. Cessna also kept the fly by wire system for the flight controls, which has been a simple and proven system as it reduces weight over conventional cable and pulley systems.
It’s no wonder that customers are excited about Cessna’s latest aircraft addition to the midsize market. From improved performance and aerodynamics to the larger size of the cabin and in-flight amenities, those who travel on the Latitude will undoubtedly be satisfied with all the aircraft has to offer.
www.flyingmag.com – June 2015- Cessna Citation Latitude versus…the World?
www.ainonline.com – Pilot report: Latitude livens up the Citation Lineup
www.aopa.org – Citation Latitude Certified – AOPA
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