Textron Aviation’s flagship $26.9 million Citation Longitude super-midsize business jet was granted provisional type certification by the FAA on Dec. 19. According to Brad Thress, Textron Aviation senior vice president of engineering, the provisional approval allows operators to begin flight training in the Longitude, including taking check rides, as they prepare to take delivery. However, until the restriction is lifted, the aircraft may not operate under Reduced Vertical Separation ...


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