The Cessna Citation Sovereign+ and the Citation Latitude have attained FAA and EASA steep approach certification, adding operational capability to the midsize business jets. The certification allows the aircraft to fly approach angles of up to 6.65 degrees, which is necessary to access European destinations such as London City Airport (LCY) and Lugano Airport (LUG) in Switzerland. The steep approach capability for both Cessna Citation models will come standard.
“This steep approach certification for the Sovereign+ and Latitude further enhances the advanced capability of these industry-leading aircraft, particularly for customers flying in Europe where terrain or environmental regulations often require this increased capability,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, sales and marketing.
Due to its downtown location next to London’s financial district, London City Airport is one of the more prominent business destinations in Europe, but requires aircraft use a steeper 5.5-degree approach due to environmental regulations, compared to a more typical airport approach of 3.0 degrees.