Honeywell will power the new Citation Longitude super mid-size business jet from Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company. Honeywell's newly designed engine will provide Longitude operators with improved fuel efficiency and reliability while reducing emissions and noise.
The Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engine is the latest in Honeywell's HTF7000 series, which has become the engine of choice for virtually all super mid-size business jets. Having now surpassed 2.4 million flight hours, the 7000 family boasts class-leading reliability and low maintenance costs for an optimal balance of performance and value. In addition to the engine, Honeywell will supply Cessna with its 36-150 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and advanced cockpit technologies to help increase safety for pilots, passengers and flight support services.
The HTF7700L's periodic inspections and standard maintenance are easily performed on-wing with new and easy-to-use standard hand tools, reducing costly aircraft downtime. The engine is also designed to be environmentally friendly, exceeding all standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection.
"Honeywell engines and auxiliary power units have been powering business aviation for more than four decades. We are leaders in efficiency, reliability and performance — and the HTF7700L is no exception," said Brian Sill, president, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace. "Our new engine is perfect for Cessna's new super mid-size business jet, providing the perfect blend of power and efficiency for this burgeoning class of aircraft while enabling a comfortable ride for passengers."