Textron Aviation’s Citation is most-delivered midsize business jet for 2018

Textron Aviation’s Cessna Citation aircraft has delivered the most midsize business jets during 2018, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

The annual shipment and billings report published by GAMA, reveals Textron Aviation delivered 188 business jets, including 57 Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft, continuing to lead the midsize segment for the third consecutive year.

Rob Scholl, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Textron, said: “Leading business jet deliveries in 2018 is a continued testament to the trust our valued customers place in the Citation family. We’re honored to see that customers and operators have responded by making the Latitude their midsize platform of choice for three years running.”

The Citation Latitude is recognized for its mission flexibility and low operating costs. In 2018, the midsize jet earned certification in Australia and China and today, certified in 43 countries.

The worldwide fleet has amassed more than 150,000 flight hours since entering service in 2015.