TAI has ordered 1 unit of Cessna Citation Longitude and 2 units of Citiation Latitude private jets from US-based Textron. It is reported that the jets ordered by the OEM will be used in flight control. Textron Aviation, the aviation arm of Textron, announced the order on its Twitter account.
We are honored to announce we have received an order from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) for one special mission @Cessna Citation Longitude and two special mission Cessna Citation Latitude jets.#FlyCessna #aviation pic.twitter.com/sdHEle8Yqr
— Textron Aviation (@TextronAviation) May 12, 2022
Bob Gibbs, Vice President of Private Sales Department of Textron Aviation, said “Textron Aviation is once again proud to be the supplier of aircraft to be used for this critical mission involving the harmony of Turkey’s airlines. While inheriting the Longitude and Latitude Cessna Citiation series, it also gives the user additional capabilities.”
Flight inspection includes the periodic evaluation of aviation aids, such as flight procedures and electronic signals, to ensure they are safe and accurate. The 3 units of jets ordered will be equipped with flight control calibration equipment for this purpose. General Directorate of State Airports Authority used 2 Citiation Vs models from 1993 to 2009 and replaced the Vs model with the XLS model in 2009.