Textron Aviation has received an order from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAS) for one special mission Cessna Citation Longitude and two special mission Cessna Citation Latitude jets.
Textron Aviation says the aircraft will be fitted with special flight inspection calibration equipment and used by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) in Turkey to inspect regional airport navigation aids.
Bob Gibbs, vice president, Special Mission Sales for Textron Aviation, said: “Textron Aviation is honoured to once again be selected as the aircraft of choice for the critical mission of ensuring the integrity of the airways that constitute the national airspace of Turkey. The Longitude and Latitude continue the long legacy of Cessna Citation flight inspection aircraft in service by the DHMI, while providing additional capability and performance for its missions.”
The Cessna Citation Longitude and Cessna Citation Latitude are designed and manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc, a Textron Inc company. DHMI began using two Cessna Citation V aircraft for flight inspection in 1993 and they were replaced by Cessna Citation XLS aircraft in 2009.