Cessna Aircraft Company announced Wednesday at the European
Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) that Austrian
charter operation JetAlliance has placed an order for 25 Citation
business jets valued at $280 million.
The order is comprised of one CJ1+, six CJ2+, five CJ3, three
XLS+, one Sovereign, two Citation X, and seven Citation Mustang
aircraft. Deliveries will take place in 2009 and 2010.
JetAlliance, based in Vienna, is the third largest charter
operator in Europe and is an authorized Cessna sales
representative. According to JetAlliance’s Chief Executive
Officer Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer, "These aircraft will be used to
further extend our reach into eastern and central Europe."
"This order continues Cessna’s global market expansion and
is further evidence that the value and performance delivered in our
line of Citation business jets meets the needs of today’s
leading charter operators," said Cessna Senior Vice President of
Sales & Marketing Roger Whyte.
Based on unit sales, Cessna Aircraft Company is the world's
largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes. In 2006, Cessna
delivered 1,239 aircraft, including 307 Citation business jets, and
reported revenues of about $4.2 billion and a backlog of $8.5