Cessna Production XCessna Ramps Up Citation X Production
Cessna Aircraft Company company announced that it increases production of its Citation X, the fastest civil aircraft in the world today. 'We have increased production of the Citation X more than 40 percent since 2003 and we will continue to ramp up production in the future to meet the growing demand for this popular aircraft,' said Roger Whyte, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
More than 260 Citation Xs , all of which have been built in Wichita, Kansas, have been delivered to customers around the world and the backlog for the aircraft extends well into 2008. The fleet has amassed almost 1 million flight hours over its 10-year history. With a top speed of .92 Mach, the Citation X is not only the world's fastest business jet but the fastest civil aircraft flying today. Cessna delivered 307 business jets in 2006, more than any other manufacturer, and expects to deliver 375 jets in 2007. Cessna's revenues for 2006 were $4.2 billion, up from $3.5 billion a year ago.