Cessna’s unveiling of the Longitude last week brings the Wichita airframer back to the super mid-size market that it walked away from just a few years ago. In 2008, at the height of the business aircraft boom, the Textron division launched the ambitious Columbus with great fanfare. A year later, with business aviation sales tanking, the company aborted the $750 million development plan. Now, with hints of recovery, Cessna is returning. However, the Citation Longitude represents a far more ...


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