Cessna Aircraft Co. took 24 business jet orders from Austrian charter company JetAlliance for several series of Cessna Citations, while a Russian air-taxi operator ordered 20 Citation Mustangs, Cessna announced Tuesday from the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.
Cessna, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, says the year-to-date Citation orders from JetAlliance now total 50.
The orders nearly span the entire Cessna Citation product range, from the Citation Mustang to the newly announced Citation Columbus, Cessna said in a weritten release.
The orders consist of four Citation Mustangs, seven Citation CJ2+s, 11 Citation CJ3s, three Citation CJ4s, 10 Citation XLS+s, seven Citation Sovereigns, four Citation Xs, and four Citation Columbus aircraft. JetAlliance Group is a business jet enterprise.
Russian air-taxi operator Dexter, also ordered 20 Citation Mustangs, which is already certified in more than 47 countries, according to Cessna.
Cessna expects certification for the Citation Mustang by Russian authorities in early 2010.