Textron Aviation ends production of Citation X+

Textron Aviation has called time on the production of the Cessna Citation X+, famed as he world’s fastest business jet.

After 22 years of production and 338 deliveries, Textron will no longer manufacture the aircraft, of which an upgraded version was released in 2014.

The original aircraft was rolled out in the summer of 1996 and cost $12m. One of the earliest customers was golfer, Arnold Palmer.

Despite the fact that the jet could reach incredibly high speeds, its cabin size often came under criticism for being too small and cramped.

It’s understood that Textron will focus on more efficient, wider and more comfortable aircraft in the future.