Textron Aviation announced it has delivered a Cessna Citation Longitude to Scotts Miracle-Gro, making it the 8,000th Cessna Citation jet delivered worldwide. The delivery will become the fifth Citation in the company’s fleet. Textron Aviation employees and representatives from Scotts Miracle-Gro celebrated this significant milestone with a special delivery ceremony at Textron Aviation headquarters in Wichita.
“A milestone like this wouldn’t be possible without all the owners and operators who love to fly our aircraft and trust the reliability and versatility of our Citation products. With more than 41 million flight hours across the globe, our customers continue to make Citation jets their aircraft of choice,” said Textron Aviation President and CEO Ron Draper. “I also want to thank our extraordinary workforce. Every one of you played a part in reaching the 8,000th Citation delivery.”
The Citation series is renowned for its ability to combine reliability, efficiency, and comfort with advanced technology and class-leading performance. According to Asian Sky Media’s 2020 Business Jet Fleet Report, Textron holds the third biggest business jet fleet in the Asia-Pacific region. The Citation series has solely made up 19% of the business jet fleet.
“The Citation is one of the most functional and reliable brands in the general aviation industry and I, along with the members of our flight department, congratulate Textron Aviation on the delivery of its 8,000 Citation aircraft,” said Jim Hagedorn, chief executive officer of Scotts Miracle-Gro, a personal owner of the Citation CJ4, and former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot. “Reaching this milestone is a credit to the Cessna brand, which represents quality, design and attention to the entire flying experience — all things we were looking for as we add to our fleet of business jets.”
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