Citation midsize jet family
Citation midsize jet family

Textron Aviation Inks 1,500-jet Deal with NetJets

The fractional provider is also the launch customer for the Cessna Citation Ascend.

Textron Aviation and NetJets recently announced a “record-breaking,” all-options fleet order for up to 1,500 Cessna Citation Ascend, Latitude, and Longitude twinjets over the next 15 years. This agreement—estimated by industry analyst Brian Foley to be worth approximately $32 billion—builds on an existing NetJets fleet agreement for Citation Longitudes. It also makes the Columbus, Ohio-based fractional aircraft provider the launch customer for the midsize Ascend, an upgraded Citation XLS+ variant unveiled in May at EBACE (the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) that is set to enter service in 2025.

Over the past 40 years, NetJets has taken delivery of more than 800 Citations, including exercising more than 300 options for Citation Latitudes and Longitudes during the last eight years. Through the years, NetJets has owned and operated the Citation SII, V, Excel/XLS, Sovereign, X, Latitude, and Longitude.