April 15, 2013 - Cessna Aircraft Company rolled
out its first production unit of the new
Citation X at the company's Wichita, Kan.,
manufacturing facility. The new aircraft was
first announced at NBAA in 2010. The new
Citation X is best known for its top speed of
Mach 0.935, making it the fastest civilian
aircraft in the world.
"Speed is the reason for flight. It was true for
Clyde Cessna in 1927, and it's true today," said
Scott Ernest, Cessna CEO. "The Citation X is the
perfect aircraft for customers wanting to move
faster, be more efficient and get where they
need to be more quickly than ever before."
Employees at Cessna's Wichita manufacturing
facility celebrated the rollout. "It is exciting
to see this new Citation X roll out the door.
The improved capability and features of this
aircraft have been received very favorably,
especially with the new maximum speed of Mach