Cessna Mustang makes first flight

Cessna’s newest entry-level bizjet, the Citation Mustang, made its maiden flight April 23. The 141-minute flight from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita began with a climb to 11,000 feet where various stability and control tests were performed, including cycling of the landing gear, flaps, and speed brakes.

The flight concluded at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport. The Mustang will be certified as a FAR Part 23 aircraft, with an anticipated cruise speed of 340 knots, and maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F dual-channel FADEC engines, the plane also will boast a fully integrated Garmin G1000 avionics suite.

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