Cessna chooses Aircelle PERT thrust reverser for Longitude aircraft

US airframer Cessna (NYSE: TXT) said that its new Citation Longitude business jet will utilizs the PERT thrust reverser from French aerospace firm Safran´s Aircelle unit.

Cessna said that the thrust reverser will equip the aircraft´s two Silvercrest jet engines built by Snecma, which also is part of Safran.

The PERT agreement – which includes supply of the thrust reversers and product support to Cessna – was signed TODAY by Aircelle chairman & chief executive officer Vincent Mascré and Justin Salmans, the Cessna Aircraft company´s senior vice president of Procurement.

Safran´s PERT (Planar Exit Rear Target) thrust reverser is a design with two blocker doors that serve as the engine´s exhaust exit during flight, and are deployed on landing for the reverse thrust function.

This concept provides and combines thrust reverser effectiveness with an optimised weight, the firm said. For its application on Cessna´s Citation Longitude, Aircelle said it will increase the use of composite materials and apply additional advanced acoustic treatment.

Cessna´s Citation Longitude is the company´s entry into the super midsize business jet category, setting new standards in private business travel for cabin efficiency, technology, luxury and comfort.

The next-generation Snecma Silvercrest engine has a takeoff thrust rating of 11,000 lbs. on the Citation Longitude, and includes state-of-the art technologies for high performance and reliability.

Find out more at www.aircelle.com.