Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced at the annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association convention that it is nearing delivery of its 300th Citation Mustang.
“The Citation Mustang order book has remained fairly resilient during the past year. The aircraft continues to set the mark for entry level business jet operations around the world,” said Roger Whyte, Cessna senior vice president, Sales and Marketing. “It has found success in air taxi and charter operations, in flight departments, in training organizations as well as with owner-operators.”
A fleet of more than 280 Mustangs through the end of the third quarter of this year had amassed more than 55,000 flight hours since the first delivery in early 2007. Cessna will deliver its 300th Mustang in early 2010.
The Citation Mustang is the world’s first fully certified entry-level business jet. Coming in at under 3 million USD (2009 delivery), the Mustang features Garmin avionics, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and boasts a 1,200-nautical mile range.