2014 – 2017
- The Cessna Citation X+ is a large jet manufactured by Cessna between 2014 and 2017.
- The Cessna Citation X+ is powered by two Rolls Royce AE 3007C2 engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 336 Gallons per Hour.
- Capable of cruising at up to 527 knots, the Cessna Citation X+ can fly non-stop for up to 3229 nautical miles.
- The aircraft can carry up to 9 passengers.
- The Cessna Citation X+ has an estimated hourly charter price of $6250, with a new list price of $23 million at the time of manufacture.
Overview & History
The Cessna Citation X+ is a long-range medium business jet aircraft that boasts a top speed of Mach 0.935 making it faster than the Gulfstream G650 and currently the world’s fastest civil aircraft.
It can cruise at up to 51,000 ft.
The Citation X+ development project was announced at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2010 convention.
The maiden flight of the first prototype was successfully completed in January 2012.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification was awarded in June 2014.
Deliveries began in the same month of that year.
Cessna Citation X+ Performance
The Citation X+ comes equipped with two dual-channel FADEC controlled Rolls-Royce AE3007C2 turbofan engines.
Each engine is rated at 7,034 pounds of thrust for static take-off at sea level. With these powerful engines, this private business jet requires only 5,250 feet of runway to take off and 3,330 feet of runway to land on a standard day.
The Citation X+ features an impressive climb rate, capable of climbing 4,117 feet per minute and reaching 47,000 feet in just 24 minutes.
The Cessna Citation X+ also features an impressive transcontinental range of 3,460 nautical miles, allowing for many destination options for your business venture.
Additionally, the Citation X+ is the fastest private business jet on the market, capable of maintaining 528 knots in a cruise configuration.
Cessna Citation X+ Interior
The cabin of Citation X+ has a length of 7.67m, a continuous width of 1.68m, and a height of 1.73m.
Divided from the flight deck by sliding cockpit doors, the cabin extends until the mid-pressure bulkhead.
In addition, the extended cabin offers extra passenger legroom in the forward club seating area.
The cabin is fitted with 13 electrically tinted oval-shaped windows. Each passenger is provided with a dropdown oxygen mask, individual air outlets, and LED task light.
The cabin also offers stowage spaces and closets to accommodate briefcases, hand baggage, and laptop bags.
The passenger seats are provided with a seat belt and a shoulder harness belt. In the aft lavatory, there is a toilet, a vanity sink, and storage compartments.
The lighting scheme of the cabin consists of general LED lighting, dropped aisle LED lighting, as well as entry and emergency exit lights. Customers can select the interior styling according to their own needs.
The Clarity cabin technology solution aboard the Citation X+ offers a touchscreen-based digital entertainment system for the passengers. Passengers can connect their personal devices to the panel fitted on either side of the seat. The on-board galley offers food and beverage services.
The Cessna Corporation selected the Garmin 5000 avionics suite for the Citation X+. Three 14 inch touchscreen landscape WXGA high-resolution displays can serve interchangeably as primary flight displays (PFDs) or multi-function displays (MFDs).
The most common screen setup is the multi-pane configuration, where the middle pedestal acts as the MFD, and the remaining two displays function as the PFDs.
This advanced avionics suite utilizes Garmin’s Synthetic Vision Technology (SVT), which provides a virtual reality perspective of obstacles, traffic, and terrain even in Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) or nighttime Visual Flight Rule (VFR) conditions.
Components of the Garmin 5000 avionics suite include an Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), distance measuring equipment, an automatic flight control system, flight management systems, integrated avionics units, Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II), Terrain Awareness Warning System (TAWS), a weather radar, transponders with ADS-B Out capability, a radar altimeter, an emergency locator transmitter, a cockpit voice recorder, standby instrumentation, and maintenance diagnostics.
Cessna Citation X+ Charter Cost
The cost to charter this jet starts at around $5,400 an hour.
Hourly charter rates do not include all taxes, fuel, and other fees. Charter costs will vary based on year of make/model, schedule, routing, passenger & baggage totals, and other factors.
The acquisition cost for this jet typically ranges from $23 million.
The price of a jet depends on the production year; it can also go above the given range if the production is new.
It will cost buyers around $2 million per year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc.
The price of a pre-owned aircraft can be within $10-15 million.
|Range: 3,229 nm||Number of Passengers: 9||Baggage Capacity: 82 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 527 knots||Cabin Pressure: 9.3 PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 36,000 lbs|
|Ceiling: 51,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: 8,000 feet||Max Landing Weight: 32,000 lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 5,242 feet||Production Start: 2014|
|Landing Distance: 2,821 feet||Production End: 2017|
|Exterior Length: 73.6 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce|
|Exterior Height: 19.2 feet||Engine Model: AE3007C2|
|Wingspan: 69.1 feet||Fuel Burn: 336 Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 25.2 feet|
|Interior Width: 5.5 feet|
|Interior Height: 5.7 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 34%|