WICHITA, Kan., May 4, 2009 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has delivered the 200th Citation Mustang, with the aircraft going to Maritime Air Charters. The event was marked with a brief ceremony at Cessna’s Independence, Kan., facility.
“The Mustang has become a game-changer, starting with its certification as the first aircraft in a new line of entry level business jets and its first delivery two years ago,” said Roger Whyte, Cessna’s senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “This milestone is the visible evidence of the success of the Mustang’s entry into service.”
Though based in Honolulu, Maritime Air Charters will operate the new Mustang as a charter aircraft from its facility in Newnan, Ga., outside Atlanta. Maritime intends to offer to other Mustang owners services including aircraft management, flight crew service and charter management. Maritime and its subsidiaries also have operations in Hawaii, Alaska, Florida and Africa. For more information, visit www.maritimeaircharters.com
The current fleet of Citation Mustangs has accumulated more than 34,000 flight hours, and the high-time aircraft has logged nearly 1,000 hours. The Mustang is currently certified in 57 countries including the United States.
The six-place Citation Mustang has a top speed of 340 knots (630 kilometers per hour), a range of 1,150 nautical miles (2,130 kilometers) with NBAA IFR Reserves and a service ceiling of 41,000 feet (12,497 meters), enabling more efficient operations above most weather and commercial traffic. The aircraft features a Garmin G1000 system that includes the recently certified Synthetic Vision Technology, two 10-inch primary flight displays, one 15-inch multi-function display and the integrated GFC700 dual-channel, digital autopilot.