Cessna announced Thursday 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 a fully certified entry-level business
jet. Coming in at under $3 million (2009 delivery), the Mustang
features Garmin avionics, Pratt & Whitney Canada engines and
boasts a 1,200-nautical mile range.