Textron Aviation employees and Scotts Miracle-Gro representatives gather in front of a Cessna Citation Longitude with banner celebrating the 8,000th Citation delivery.
Textron Aviation has delivered its 8,000th Cessna Citation, a Citation Longitude, to customer Scotts Miracle-Gro in a ceremony at Textron headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo: Textron Aviation)

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The delivery is also a celebratory milestone for Textron Aviation.

Textron Aviation recently delivered its 8,000th Cessna Citation. The milestone aircraft, a Citation Longitude, was delivered at a ceremony at the manufacturer's headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, to customer Scotts Miracle-Gro. The super-midsize twinjet is the fifth Cessna Citation in the lawn-and-garden product manufacturer’s fleet.

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“I, along with the members of our flight department, congratulate Textron Aviation on the delivery of its 8,000th Citation aircraft,” said Scotts CEO Jim Hagedorn, who personally owns a Citation CJ4 and is a former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot. 

The first Citation 500 was delivered in 1972 to American Airlines. Since then, more than 30 Citation models have been certified over the more than 50-year history of the brand. Six Citation models are in production, representing the light, midsize, and super-midsize categories of business jets: M2 Gen2, CJ3+, CJ4 Gen2, XLS Gen2, Latitude, and Longitude.