Two Planes Will Replace Citation Vs
Representatives with Cessna tell ANN the Turkish government
recently ordered two XLS aircraft, to be used by the DHMI (General
Directorate of State Airports Authority) to inspect airport
DHMI began using two Citation V aircraft for special mission
purposes in 1993, which will now be replaced by the new XLS
Prior to delivery in 2009, the aircraft will be modified to
include special flight inspection calibration equipment produced by
NSM (Norwegian Special Missions). NSM is a subsidiary of Sundt Air,
which is also a long time Cessna Citation operator.
"The Citation XLS represents an excellent platform for flight
inspection and carries on the tradition of the Citation V
previously operated by the DHMI in Turkey for the same mission,"
said Trevor Esling, vice president, international sales at Cessna
Aircraft Company. "We are delighted that the DHMI has decided to
maintain its use of Citations for flight inspection special
The XLS travels up to 440 knots, has a range of more than 1,800
nautical miles, climbs direct to 45,000 feet in 29 minutes and can
land on runways as short as 3,560 feet. The 560 series began with
the Citation XL, which was granted Federal Aviation Administration
type certification in April 1998. The XL received a block point
change in 2004 and became the XLS.
Cessna delivered 73 XLS aircraft in 2006, the most out of the
current line of eight Citation jets.
EMAIR, Cessna's authorized sales representative for Turkey,
assisted the planemaker in the sale. EMAIR is the only authorized
sales representative of Cessna Citation business jets and single
engine aircraft in Turkey.
During its 30 years in business, EMAIR has delivered more than
200 Cessna aircraft -- approximately 40 of which were Citation
business jets -- to government, military and private customers in