Cessna Rolls Out 300th Citation Mustang

Cessna Aircraft Company has announced the rollout of the 300th Citation Mustang at its assembly facility in Independence, Kansas, less than three years after the first Mustang delivery in 2007.

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“The aircraft continues to set the mark for entry level business jet operations around the world, and its demand has remained fairly resilient during the past year,” said Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President and CEO. “It has found success in air taxi and charter operations, in flight departments, in training organizations as well as with owner-operators.”

The 300th Mustang will be delivered later this year to a retail customer in Australia. The Citation Mustang is the world’s first fully certified entry-level business jet. It was announced at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association convention and made its first flight in April 2005. The first Citation Mustang was delivered in April 2007. Coming in at just over $3 million (2010 delivery), the Mustang features Garmin avionics, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and boasts a maximum 1,200-nautical mile range.

Source: Cessna
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Gulfstream G150 Recieves FAA, EASA Approval For Steep Approach

Gulfstream has announced that the Gulfstream G150 aircraft has achieved steep approach certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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This approval allows the G150 to operate at airports with an approach angle of up to 6 degrees. Most airports have an approach angle of 3.5 degrees or less.

Several airports worldwide require steep approach certification to land at their facility due to terrain, obstacles or local noise ordinances. They include: Lugano in Switzerland; Sion in Switzerland; Stephenville International in Newfoundland, Canada; Marseille Provence in Marignane, France; and Chambery in Le Viviers du Lac, France.

The G150 is the first Gulfstream aircraft to receive steep approach certification from the FAA and EASA. “These FAA and EASA certifications allow our Gulfstream G150 operators around the world greater flexibility, particularly the operators in Europe,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test.

Source: Gulfstream
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