Turkish Aerospace Industries has ordered one special-mission super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude and two midsize Latitudes from Textron Aviation for flight inspections, the Wichita-based OEM announced yesterday.
To be fitted with flight inspection calibration equipment, the three business jets will be used by the General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI) in Turkey to inspect regional navigation aids. Beginning in 1993, DHMI used two Citation Vs for flight inspections, replacing them with Citation XLSs in 2009.
“Textron Aviation is honored to, once again, be selected as the aircraft of choice for the critical mission of ensuring the integrity of the airways that constitute the national airspace of Turkey,” said Textron Aviation v-p of special mission sales Bob Gibbs. “The Longitude and Latitude continue the long legacy of Cessna Citation flight inspection aircraft in service by the DHMI, while providing additional capability and performance for its missions.”