Cessna Aircraft Company is celebrating a landmark deal that will see Citation Mustang business jets being flown for charter services in China for the first time.
The Yunnan Ruifeng General Aviation Company is acquiring two Citation Mustang business jets to operate charter flights in China. Both aircraft will be used by the company to offer passengers connections to high-altitude airports, of around 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above sea level. Their first delivery is scheduled for December 2013, with the second aircraft delivery scheduled for 2014.
Kevin Wu, Cessna regional vice president of Sales for Greater China says: “This deal proves again the growing demand in the Chinese business aviation market. We are pleased that Yunnan Ruifeng General Aviation Company is investing in Citations for performance and features that support their business and customer expectations.”
Yunnan Ruifeng General Aviation Company was founded in 2011. The company already operates a Cessna Grand Caravan for sightseeing flights in south-west China. The deal was announced on the heels of the 2013 China International General Aviation Convention where Cessna is displaying their Grand Caravan and 172 Skyhawk products.
The Cessna Citation Mustang is equipped with the Garmin G1000 avionics suite and weather avoidance radar. The aircraft has a maximum operating altitude of 41,000ft (12,497m) and a maximum cruise speed of 340ktas (630km/h).