Cessna Aircraft rolled out the first production copy of the new Citation X Monday at its Wichita, Kan., manufacturing facility, to the applause of some 200 Cessna employees. The upgraded twinjet was first announced at the 2010 National Business Aircraft Association Convention.
At the event, CEO Scott Ernest crowned the new Citation X, with a top speed of Mach 0.935, as the fastest in-operation civilian aircraft in the world. “Speed is the reason for flight,” he explained. “It was true for Clyde Cessna in 1927. It’s true today [and] the Citation X is the perfect aircraft for customers wanting to move faster, be more efficient and get where they need to be more quickly than ever before.”
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