Textron Aviation is betting that its much-improved, 3,000-nm range Cessna Citation Sovereign+ will offer the quickest point-to-point trips for six passengers on many business missions. That’s a bold assertion considering the aircraft’s typical 400-kt. block speed is slower by 40-50 kt. than that of several midsize and super-midsize competitors. But the Sovereign+ outclimbs all those others by significant margins. It’s able to reach FL 430 in 20 min. and FL 450 in 27 min., ...

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