Thrive Aviation adds fifth factory delivered Cessna Citation Longitude to the fleet

Las Vegas-based charter and aircraft management operator Thrive Aviation has announced the latest addition to its prestigious fleet with the arrival of their fifth Longitude aircraft, bringing Thrive’s fleet under management above 20 airplanes.

The Citation Longitude is a luxurious and versatile super-mid aircraft, with non-stop range throughout North, Central and most of South America.

Vitali Lapko, co-founder of Thrive Aviation says “we are thrilled to continue our growth with our 5th Citation Longitude added to our fleet.

“This addition is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing our clients with the highest standards of luxury, safety, and efficiency in private aviation.

“I am immensely proud of the Thrive Aviation team. Their dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment have turned Thrive into a major player in the industry and one of the largest Longitude operators in the world.”

Thrive Aviation’s reputation for reliability and excellence-in-service has made it the preferred choice for on-demand aviation among discerning travelers.

By introducing a fifth Longitude to its fleet, Thrive is not only broadening its operational scope but is also reaffirming its dedication to delivering a distinctive blend of opulence, ease, and tailor-made services that define the essence of luxury private travel.

The super-midsize Longitude features a 6-foot (1.8-meter) stand-up cabin and what Textron claims is best-in-class legroom, as well as exclusive soundproofing techniques that provide the world’s quietest super-midsize cabin.

The aircraft also boasts a wireless cabin management system that lets passengers manage window shades, movies, music, cabin temperature, and lighting from personal devices. The Longitude seats up to 12 passengers, offers an optional crew jump seat, and provides a walk-in baggage compartment.

A double-club configuration is standard; other configurations provide an aft couch and side-facing seating.

In addition to fully integrated autothrottles in the cockpit, the Longitude uses a Garmin 5000 flight deck with three high-resolution LCD displays, four touchscreen controllers, and Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology.

Two Honeywell HTF7700L engines each provide 7,655 pounds of thrust, giving the aircraft maximum cruise speed of 483 ktas.

Cessna says the Longitude has 3,500-nautical-mile (6,482-kilometer) range with four passengers, a useful load of 16,100 pounds (7,302 kilograms), and 800-hour or 18-month maintenance intervals, which Cessna claims are the longest in the super-midsize class.