Cessna Citation Family of Private Jets

Cessna Citation X Exterior

The Cessna Citation family of aircraft is a series of business jets that have been produced since the 1970s.

The Citation family comes in many variations, from small 4-seat VLJs (Very Light Jets), all the way to large, fast business jets.

As a brand, Cessna will be a familiar name. One of the things that Cessna is most famous for its small, single-engine propeller aircraft, such as the 152 and 172.

Let’s explore all the Cessna Citation models that have been produced over the past 50 years.

History of the Cessna Citation Jets

According to Cessna, the Citation brand of aircraft is the most popular line of business jets in the word.

The family of aircraft boast a total of more than 35 million flights hours.

The first prototype of the Citation Jet was known as the Fanjet 500, which was launched in October 1968.

In 1969, the newly renamed Citation 500 made its first flight. Certification followed just 2 years later.

Cessna Citation I Exterior

Since that first flight over 50 years ago, Cessna has continued to produce popular business jets.

In 1992 the company was purchased by Textron, now branded Textron Aviation. Textron Aviation acquired Beech Holdings in March 2014. Additionally, while Textron Aviation does not actively produce Hawker aircraft, it does provide parts and support for the out-of-production aircraft.

Cessna Citation I (1971 – 1985)

The first, and original citation aircraft to be produced by the popular manufacturer, was the Citation I. This is an aircraft that became a highly popular light jet.

668 Citation I aircraft were produced between 1971 and 1985. The aircraft is powered by two rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1B engines.

Each engine is capable of outputting 2200 lbs of thrust, resulting in a total peak thrust output of 4400 lbs.

Cessna Citation I Exterior

Consequently, the Citation I had a maximum cruise speed of 357 knots. Additionally, the aircraft had a maximum range of 1,328 nautical miles and a maximum cruising altitude of 41,000 feet.

Given the age of the aircraft and that it was Cessna’s first attempt at a business jet, these specs are highly impressive.

Maximum Passengers7
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,328
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)357
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)41,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)11,500
Useful Load (lbs)4,341
Available Fuel (lbs)3,645
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)166
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1B
Avionic SuiteHoneywell SPZ-5000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation I

Cessna Citation II (1978 – 1995)

Following on from the success of the Citation I, Cessna started producing the Citation II between 1978 and 1995.

The Citation II was based on the Citation I, albeit with a stretched fuselage, increased wingspan, and increased passenger capacity.

The aircraft was powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D series engines, albeit the -4B variations.

Cessna Citation II Exterior

Consequently, the Citation II could fly for up to 1,998 nautical miles non-stop. Additionally, the aircraft had a maximum cruise speed of 403 knots.

Furthermore, the Citation II could cruise at a higher maximum altitude (43,000 feet) compared with the Citation I.

Maximum Passengers8
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,998
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)403
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)43,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)15,100
Useful Load (lbs)5,300
Available Fuel (lbs)5,008
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)193
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4B
Avionic Suite
Performance Data for Cessna Citation II

Cessna Citation III (1983 – 1992)

Keen to capitalize on the success of the two earlier aircraft, Cessna quickly announced the delivered the Citation III.

The aircraft was produced between 1983 and 1992.

Powered by twin Garett TFE731-3B turbofan engines, the Citation III was capable of cruising at up to 472 knots.

Cessna Citation III Exterior

Moreover, the Citation III could fly non-stop for up to 2,348 nautical miles.

This, therefore, positioned the Citation III as a highly popular light jet that could easily keep up with the competition.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)2,348
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)472
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)51,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)22,000
Useful Load (lbs)8,300
Available Fuel (lbs)7,385
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)241
EnginesHoneywell TFE731-3B
Avionic SuiteHoneywell SPZ-650
Performance Data for Cessna Citation III

Cessna Citation V (1989 – 1994)

In quick succession, Cessna announced the introduction of the Citation V. Of course, the Citation V was based on the same platform as the aircraft that came before it, being a stretched version of the Citation II.

However, where is the Cessna Citation IV? This aircraft was in development, however, it never reached production. Hence the IV missing from the series of Citation aircraft.

The Citation V was produced between 1989 and 1994, with a typical configuration being able to carry 7 passengers comfortably.

Cessna Citation V Exterior

With a non-stop range of up to 1,727 nautical miles, the Citation V can cruise at up to 425 knots.

Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5A engines, with each one producing 2,900 lbs of thrust.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,727
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)425
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)15,900
Useful Load (lbs)6,426
Available Fuel (lbs)5,770
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)182
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5A
Avionic Suite
Performance Data for Cessna Citation V

Cessna Citation VI (1991 – 1995)

Following on in quick succession from the Citation V was the Citation VI. Production started in 1991 and continued for just 4 years until 1995.

The VI was planned to be a lower-cost variant of the Citation III.

The aircraft had better performance, better range, and more powerful engines. Additionally, the interior was more luxurious and customizable.

Cessna Citation VI Exterior

Cessna opted to fit twin Garett TFE731-3BR-100S engines to the VI, resulting in a total peak thrust output of 7,300 lbs.

Consequently, the VI could cruise non-stop for up to 2,000 nautical miles, with a maximum cruise speed of 459 knots.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)2,000
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)459
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)51,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)22,000
Useful Load (lbs)8,410
Available Fuel (lbs)7,385
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)251
EnginesHoneywell TFE731-3BR-100S
Avionic SuiteHoneywell SPZ-650
Performance Data for Cessna Citation VI

Cessna Citation VII (1992 – 2000)

The next business jet to be produced by Cessna was the Citation VII, with deliveries starting in 1992 and the last aircraft rolling off the production line at the turn of the century.

The VII was yet another development on the aircraft that came before it. Being powered by twin Garet TFE731-4R-2 engines. Each engine can output up to 4,080 lbs of thrust. This, therefore, results in a total peak thrust output of 8,160 lbs.

Cessna Citation VII Exterior

The VII is a highly capable midsize business jet, capable of cruising non-stop for up to 1,700 nautical miles. Additionally, the VII is able to reach a maximum cruise speed of 459 knots.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,700
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)459
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)51,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)23,000
Useful Load (lbs)8,950
Available Fuel (lbs)7,385
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)251
EnginesHoneywell TFE731-4R-2
Avionic SuiteHoneywell SPZ-8000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation VII

Cessna Citation V Ultra (1994 – 1999)

The Citation Ultra was an upgrade on the previous V model of citation aircraft, produced between 1994 and 1999.

The Ultra follows the Citation family principle of simplicity in design and operation. As a result, the Ultra’s straight wing allows the aircraft to cruise at up to 430 knots.

Cessna Citation V Ultra Exterior

Combined with the Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5D engines, the Ultra can cruise non-stop for up to 1,960 nautical miles. Furthermore, the Ultra is able to cruise at a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,960
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)430
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)16,300
Useful Load (lbs)6,475
Available Fuel (lbs)5,771
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)195
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5D
Avionic SuiteHoneywell Primus 1000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation V Ultra

Cessna Citation X (1996 – 2012)

The Citation X is an aircraft that breaks the mould of all the aircraft that came before it in the Citation Jet family.

Produced between 1996 and 2012, the Citation X is to this day a highly impressive and capable aircraft.

The fame of the Citation X comes from one statistic, it’s maximum cruise speed.

Cessna Citation X Exterior

Powered by two huge Rolls-Royce AE3007C1 engines, the Citation X has a maximum cruise speed of 525 knots or 0.91 Mach. Even to this day, more than a quarter of a century from when it first entered service, this is an extremely impressive number.

While the other specs of the X aren’t anything out of the ordinary compared with other modern day business jets, the cruise speed still stands out and outperforms many in-production private jets.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)3,140
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)525
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)51,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)36,100
Useful Load (lbs)14,300
Available Fuel (lbs)12,931
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)336
EnginesRolls-Royce AE3007C1
Avionic SuiteHoneywell Primus 2000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation X

Cessna Citation Bravo (1997 – 2006)

Following on from the Citation X, Cessna started producing the Citation Bravo in 1997. An aircraft that wasn’t quite as advanced as the X before it.

Not only was it a light jet, it was a development on the original Citation II platform.

Cessna Citation Bravo Exterior

While the fuselage and design remained the same, the avionics were upgraded to Honeywell Primus 1000 suite, along with the engines being upgraded to Pratt & Whitney Canada PW530A with a total peak thrust output of 5,774 lbs.

Maximum Passengers7
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,610
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)405
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)14,800
Useful Load (lbs)5,500
Available Fuel (lbs)4,860
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)148
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW530A
Avionic SuiteHoneywell Primus 1000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Bravo

Cessna Citation Excel (1998 – 2004)

The Citation Excel features a shortened Citation C fuselage, however, has the same fuselage cross section as the X. The aircraft was produced between 1998 and 2004.

The Excel was attempting to target a different audience compared with the X, featuring a lower speed and reduced capacity of the Citation X.

Cessna Citation Excel Exterior

The Pratt & Whitney engines enabled the Excel to cruise at up to 433 knots and fly at a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.

Moreover, the Excel could only fly non-stop for 1,786 nautical miles.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,786
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)433
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)20,200
Useful Load (lbs)7,500
Available Fuel (lbs)6,740
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)225
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW545A
Avionic SuiteHoneywell Primus 1000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Excel

Cessna Citation CJ1 (2000 – 2005)

The Cessna Citation CJ1 was the first aircraft in the Citation Jet lineup of aircraft. All Citation Jet aircraft are certified for single pilot operation.

Deliveries of the Cj1 first started in the year 2000 and continued until 2005.

Powered by twin Williams International FJ44-1AP engines, the CJ1 is capable of cruising non-stop for up to 1,127 nautical miles.

Cessna Citation CJ1 Exterior

With a total peak thrust output of 3,930 lbs, the CJ1 has a maximum cruise speed of 377 knots and a long-range cruise speed of 307 knots. Additionally, the CJ1 can cruise at a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet.

Maximum Passengers5
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,127
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)377
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)41,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)10,600
Useful Load (lbs)3,380
Available Fuel (lbs)3,220
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)134
EnginesWilliams International FJ44-1AP
Avionic SuiteCollins ProLine 21
Performance Data for Cessna Citation CJ1

Cessna Citation CJ2 (2000 – 2006)

Alongside the CJ1, Cessna started producing the CJ2, a stretched variant of the CJ1.

The CJ2 was produced between 2000 and 2006.

The CJ2 light jet is capable of carrying up to seven passengers compared with the maximum passenger capacity of 5 for the CJ1.

Cessna Citation CJ2 Exterior

Powered by two Williams International FJ44-2C with a maximum peak thrust output of 4,980 lbs, the CJ2 has a maximum cruise speed of 413 knots.

Maximum Passengers7
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,331
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)413
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)12,375
Useful Load (lbs)5,090
Available Fuel (lbs)3,932
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)140
EnginesWilliams International FJ44-2C
Avionic SuiteCollins ProLine 21
Performance Data for Cessna Citation CJ2

Cessna Citation Encore (2000 – 2006)

The third light jet to be produced by Cessna in the year 2000 was the Citation Encore. Deliveries of the Encore ran from 2000 to 2006.

The Citation Encore is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535A engines with a total peak thrust output of 6,800 lbs. As a result, the Encore has a maximum cruise speed of 430 knots.

Cessna Citation Encore Exterior

The Encore is able to fly non-stop for up to 1,695 nautical miles and cruise at a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,695
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)430
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)16,630
Useful Load (lbs)6,310
Available Fuel (lbs)5,400
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)180
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW535A
Avionic SuiteHoneywell Primus 1000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Encore

Cessna Citation CJ3 (2004 – 2015)

Four years later in 2004, Cessna started production of CJ3. The CJ3 is the third aircraft in the Citation Jet lineup of aircraft.

Powered by updated Williams International engines, the CJ3 has an increased range over the CJ1 and CJ2, being capable of flying non-stop for up to 1,748 nautical miles.

Additionally, the CJ3 has a higher maximum cruise speed of 417 knots.

Cessna Citation CJ3 Exterior

This is all while being able to carry more passengers than the CJ1 and CJ2, having a maximum passenger capacity of 9. However, the typical configuration for the CJ3 results in space for up to 6 passengers.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,748
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)417
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)13,870
Useful Load (lbs)5,280
Available Fuel (lbs)4,710
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)170
EnginesWilliams International FJ44-3A
Avionic SuiteCollins ProLine 21
Performance Data for Cessna Citation CJ3

Cessna Citation Sovereign (2004 – 2013)

The Citation Sovereign is another Citation aircraft based on the Citation X fuselage and low wing design.

The Sovereign is a stretched version of the Excel, having a maximum passenger capacity of 12.

Cessna Citation Sovereign Exterior

The range of the Citation Sovereign comes in at 2,920 nautical miles, with the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C allowing the aircraft to cruise at up to 460 knots.

Maximum Passengers12
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)2,920
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)460
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)47,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)30,300
Useful Load (lbs)12,790
Available Fuel (lbs)11,223
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)247
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW306C
Avionic SuiteHoneywell Primus Epic 4 Tube
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Sovereign

Cessna Citation XLS (2004 – 2009)

The Citation XLS is a phenomenally popular aircraft within the midsize aircraft category. The XLS was produced between 2004 and 2009, before being replaced by the more modern XLS+ aircraft.

The XLS is the successor of the Citation Excel, featuring upgraded Pratt & Whitney Canada PW545B engines.

Cessna Citation XLS Exterior
Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,770
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)433
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)20,200
Useful Load (lbs)7,600
Available Fuel (lbs)6,740
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)210
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW545B
Avionic SuiteHoneywell Primus 1000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation XLS

Cessna Citation CJ1+ (2005 – 2011)

The Citation CJ1+ is an updated version of the CJ1 in the Citation Jet family.

The CJ1+ was produced between 2005 and 2011 featuring upgraded Williams International FJ44-1AP engines.

Cessna Citation CJ1 Plus Exterior

Avionics, interior, and performance were improved over the original CJ1.

Maximum Passengers5
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,285
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)360
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)41,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)10,700
Useful Load (lbs)3,765
Available Fuel (lbs)3,220
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)132
EnginesWilliams International FJ44-1AP
Avionic SuiteCollins ProLine 21
Performance Data for Cessna Citation CJ1+

Cessna Citation CJ2+ (2005 – 2015)

Much like the CJ1+, the CJ2+ is an updated version of the popular CJ2 light jet.

The CJ2+ has upgraded Williams International FJ44-3A-24 engines compared with the original CJ2.

Cessna Citation CJ2 Plus Exterior

Much like the CJ1+, the CJ2+ features an upgraded avionics suite, interior, and improved performance over the CJ2.

Maximum Passengers7
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,452
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)413
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)12,500
Useful Load (lbs)4,625
Available Fuel (lbs)3,930
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)140
EnginesWilliams International FJ44-3A-24
Avionic SuiteCollins ProLine 21
Performance Data for Cessna Citation CJ2+

Cessna Citation Mustang (2006 – 2017)

The Citation Mustang is an exciting aircraft within the lineup of Citation aircraft. Produced between 2006 and 2017, the Mustang helped to kick start the Very Light Jet (VLJ) category of aircraft, alongside the Eclipse 500.

The Mustang is a small and highly capable aircraft, designed for missions of around 1 hour. Moreover, the Mustang is certified for single pilot operation.

Cessna Citation Mustang Exterior

Typically, the Mustang will carry up to four passengers and has a maximum range of up to 1,343 nautical miles.

Maximum Passengers5
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,343
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)340
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)41,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)8,625
Useful Load (lbs)3,380
Available Fuel (lbs)2,580
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)95
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW615F
Avionic SuiteGarmin G1000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Mustang

Cessna Citation Encore+ (2007 – 2009)

The Encore+ was a development of the original Encore aircraft.

The Encore+ was produced between 2007 and 2009. The aircraft featured improved performance, comfort, and an upgraded avionics suite.

Cessna Citation Encore Plus Exterior

However, given the short production run of the Encore+, the aircraft wasn’t quite as successful as Cessna anticipated.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,712
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)430
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)16,830
Useful Load (lbs)7,030
Available Fuel (lbs)5,400
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)180
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW535B
Avionic SuiteCollins ProLine 21
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Encore+

Cessna Citation XLS+ (2008 – Present)

Continuing on in the series of the ‘plus’ series of aircraft, the XLS+ is a development on the popular XLS aircraft.

Cessna Citation XLS Plus Exterior

Produced since 2008 to the present day, the XLS+ features all around upgrades on the original XLS.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)2,100
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)441
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)20,200
Useful Load (lbs)7,600
Available Fuel (lbs)6,740
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)210
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW545A
Avionic SuiteCollins ProLine 21
Performance Data for Cessna Citation XLS+

Cessna Citation CJ4 (2010 – Present)

The CJ4 is the largest aircraft within the Citation Jet lineup.

Deliveries of the CJ4 began in 2010 and continues to this day with the release of the Gen2 variant of the aircraft.

The CJ4 is powered by two Williams International FJ44-4A engines and has a maximum cruise speed of 451 knots.

Cessna Citation CJ4 Exterior

Being the largest of the family, it can cruise up to 2,165 nautical miles and has a maximum passenger capacity of 10.

Maximum Passengers10
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)2,165
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)451
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)17,110
Useful Load (lbs)6,970
Available Fuel (lbs)5,828
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)173
EnginesWilliams International FJ44-4A
Avionic SuiteCollins ProLine 21
Performance Data for Cessna Citation CJ4

Cessna Citation M2 (2013 – Present)

The Citation M2 is right on the cusp of the VLJ and Light Jet category.

Deliveries of the M2 began in 2013 and it is capable of carrying up to seven passengers. However, in most configurations the M2 carries up to four passengers.

The aircraft is right in the VLJ category with a maximum range of 1,550 nautical miles and a maximum cruise speed of 404 knots.

Cessna Citation M2 Exterior

Much like the Mustang and Citation Jet aircraft, the M2 is certified for single pilot flying.

The aircraft is powered by Williams International FJ44-1AP-21 engines with a total peak thrust output of 3,930 lbs.

Maximum Passengers7
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)1,550
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)404
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)41,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)10,700
Useful Load (lbs)3,800
Available Fuel (lbs)3,296
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)120
EnginesWilliams International FJ44-1AP-21
Avionic SuiteGarmin G3000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation M2

Cessna Citation Sovereign+ (2013 – 2021)

Deliveries of the Sovereign+ began in 2013 and ceased last year.

The aircraft is a development of the Citation Sovereign aircraft. The plus variant features increased an increased range of 3,200 nautical miles. However, the maximum cruise speed of 460 knots remains the same.

Cessna Citation Sovereign Plus Exterior

Additionally, the avionics suite of the aircraft was upgraded to a Garmin G5000 suite.

Maximum Passengers12
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)3,200
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)460
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)47,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)30,775
Useful Load (lbs)12,790
Available Fuel (lbs)11,390
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)247
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW306D
Avionic SuiteGarmin G5000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Sovereign+

Cessna Citation CJ3+ (2014 – Present)

A year after deliveries of the Sovereign+ began, Cessna started deliveries of the CJ3+, an improvement over the CJ3.

The CJ3+ features a slightly improved range of 2,040 nautical miles while maintaining the same high speed cruise figure of 417 knots.

Cessna Citation CJ3 Plus Exterior

The engines remain the same, as does the peak thrust output of 5,640 lbs.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)2,040
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)416
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)13,870
Useful Load (lbs)5,530
Available Fuel (lbs)4,710
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)150
EnginesWilliams International FJ44-3A
Avionic SuiteGarmin G3000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation CJ3+

Cessna Citation X+ (2014 – 2017)

The Citation X+ is an improvement over the popular Citation X aircraft.

Deliveries of the X+ began in 2014 and ceased in 2017. The X+ is capable of carrying up to nine passengers.

Peak thrust output was increased from 6,442 lbs per engine to 7,034 lbs per engine. This is thanks to the uprated Rolls-Royce AE3007C2 engines.

Cessna Citation X Plus Exterior

Consequently, maximum range was increased to 3,229 nautical miles and the high speed cruise figure was marginally increased to 527 knots.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)3,229
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)527
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)51,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)36,000
Useful Load (lbs)14,786
Available Fuel (lbs)12,931
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)336
EnginesRolls-Royce AE3007C2
Avionic SuiteGarmin G5000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation X+

Cessna Citation Latitude (2015 – Present)

The Citation Latitude was a clean sheet design with deliveries beginning in 2015. The aircraft features a newly designed circular fuselage that results in full stand up cabin.

Twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D1 engines propel the Latitude to a maximum cruise speed of 446 knots. Additionally, the Latitude has a maximum non-stop range of 2,700 nautical miles.

Cessna Citation Latitude Exterior

The aircraft is capable of carrying up to nine passengers, however, most typical configurations see space for eight passengers.

Maximum Passengers9
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)2,700
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)446
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)30,800
Useful Load (lbs)12,394
Available Fuel (lbs)11,394
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)210
EnginesPratt & Whitney Canada PW306D1
Avionic SuiteGarmin G5000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Latitude

Cessna Citation Longitude (2019 – Present)

Built on the same platform as the Latitude, in 2019 deliveries of the Longitude began.

The aircraft maintains the same circular fuselage cross section as the Longitude. However, the aircraft is a stretched version of the Latitude.

Cessna Citation Longitude Exterior white paint flying above clouds

Thanks to twin Honeywell HTF7700L engines, the Longitude is able to cruise at up to 476 knots. Additionally, the aircraft has a maximum range of 3,500 nautical miles.

Maximum Passengers12
Maximum Range (Nautical Miles)3,500
Maximum Cruise Speed (Knots)476
Maximum Cruising Altitude (Feet)45,000
Maximum Take-Off Weight (lbs)39,500
Useful Load (lbs)16,100
Available Fuel (lbs)14,511
Hourly Fuel Burn (Gallons per Hour)270
EnginesHoneywell HTF7700L
Avionic SuiteGarmin G5000
Performance Data for Cessna Citation Longitude

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