June 21, 2013
Aircelle to supply PERT thrust reverser for Cessna’s Longitude business jet
Cessna’s new Citation Longitude business jet will utilize the patented PERT thrust reverser from Aircelle (Safran), which 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. The patented PERT (Planar Exit Rear Target) thrust reverser is a proven 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 optimized weight. For its application on Cessna’s Citation Longitude, Aircelle will increase the use of composite materials and apply additional advanced acoustic treatment.