Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today confirmed an order for its best-selling Cessna Citation Latitude business jet, which is expected to deliver to a customer in Chile later this year. The order comes ahead of the Citation Latitude’s arrival at FIDAE 2018, which is being held April 3-8 at the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago, Chile.
“The Citation Latitude’s versatility, cabin comfort and class-leading value makes it an ideal aircraft for this region. Latitude customers throughout Latin America have been delighted by this best-in-class aircraft,” said Lannie O’Bannion, regional vice president, sales, Latin America.
“Along with the Citation Latitude, we are pleased to bring a strong aircraft lineup to FIDAE and represent the full breadth of our product line capabilities – from defense to turboprops and business jets. There is something here to fit nearly any mission.”
In addition to the Citation Latitude, the company is displaying its commercial and defense products to include the Cessna Citation CJ3+, Cessna Citation M2, Beechcraft King Air 250, Cessna Grand Caravan EX and the Beechcraft T-6C military trainer.
Textron Aviation’s presence within Chile and the broader region extends to service and support through its established channel partner, Servicios Aereos Y Terrestres Aviasur S.A.(Aviasur).
A longtime channel partner with a proven history of strong customer focus on Citation, King Air and Hawker customers, Aviasur is in the process of adding Citation Latitude, Citation Sovereign and Citation CJ4 models to its existing authorizations, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.