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Cessna Citation Ascend Mock up to Make North American Debut at NBAA-BACE 2023

Textron Aviation today announced its Cessna Citation Ascend mock up will make its North American show debut at the 2023 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) Oct. 17 through 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unveiled earlier this year, the Citation Ascend is designed to bring an entirely new cockpit, improved performance and a more luxurious cabin to the midsize business jet market. Attendees will enjoy access to a completely new mock up at Textron Aviation’s static display at Henderson Executive Airport, including a fully sustainable interior, a new hard shell exterior with a custom paint scheme and additional functionality within the cabin.

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Cessna Citation Ascend Seat (Photo: Business Wire)

Cessna Citation Ascend Seat (Photo: Business Wire)

The Cessna Citation Ascend is designed and will be manufactured by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

“We designed the Ascend to take the best from our legendary 560XL series — the most successful family of business jets — and set a new standard in terms of comfort and performance,” said Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Global Sales and Flight Operations. “For the first time in North America, customers can see for themselves how the Ascend can transform their business or travel experiences and give them versatility and flexibility to accomplish any mission, now and in the future.”

Currently under development, the Citation Ascend is expected to enter into service in 2025.

The Citation Ascend mock up will join Textron Aviation’s impressive aircraft lineup on static display, including:

Also at Textron Aviation’s static display will be a Bell 429.

A proud sponsor of NBAA-BACE, the company plans to showcase its aftermarket support at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #C8744. Visitors can learn about interior refresh options and avionics modifications at the hall and meet with experts to discuss their aircraft parts and service needs.

Visitors can also visit TRU Simulation + Training at booth #C9244 to learn more about the latest training devices and support for civil and defense customers.

Following its successful world debut at EAA AirVenture in July, the new single-engine turboprop currently in development, the Beechcraft Denali, will make its NBAA-BACE debut.

Textron Aviation will hold a press conference at 2 p.m. PDT on Monday, Oct. 16, at its static display at Henderson Executive Airport. Subscribe to Textron Aviation’s Media Center for the latest news and announcements related to NBAA-BACE.

About the Cessna Citation Ascend

The Citation Ascend is designed to bring an entirely new cockpit, improved performance and a more luxurious cabin to the midsize business jet market. Preliminary performance targets indicate a four-passenger range of 1,900 nm at high-speed cruise power (with an estimated maximum range of 2,100 nm), cruise at 441 kts and the ability to climb direct to 45,000 ft.

With sleek and modern features, customers will enjoy many of the luxuries found in the bestselling Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude, including a flat floor to provide generous legroom and flexibility for passengers. The aircraft will offer a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545D engine designed to deliver fuel efficiency and increased thrust, as well as state-of-the-art Garmin G5000 avionics that feature the latest software and hardware, including autothrottle technology. The Ascend also features a Honeywell RE100 [XL] Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) approved for unattended operations.

With 19 standard USB charging ports throughout the aircraft, all crew and passengers will enjoy access to at least one charging port, first-in-class wireless phone charging and three standard universal outlets in the Citation Ascend. The aircraft has a standard seating configuration of nine passengers and will have a maximum seating capacity of 12 passengers.

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About Textron Aviation

We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 95 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight.

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About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit:

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