1997 – 2006
- The Cessna Citation Bravo is a light jet manufactured by Cessna between 1997 and 2006.
- The Cessna Citation Bravo is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW530A engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 148 Gallons per Hour.
- Capable of cruising at up to 405 knots, the Cessna Citation Bravo can fly non-stop for up to 1610 nautical miles.
- The aircraft can carry up to 7 passengers.
- The Cessna Citation Bravo has an estimated hourly charter price of $2500, with a new list price of $6.2 million at the time of manufacture.
Overview & History
The Citation brand encompasses six distinct families of aircraft. The Bravo came from the Citation II family.
As the successor to the Citation II, the Bravo features more powerful and more fuel-efficient PW530A engines, resulting in a higher MGTOW, a faster cruise speed, and a longer range.
As of February 2014, the Citation Bravo market is comprised of 100% pre-owned.
The percentage for sale is 12.3% with 54% under an exclusive broker agreement and the average days on the market are 334 days.
The first flight of the Citation Bravo took place on April 25, 1995. The last Citation Bravo rolled off the production line over a decade later in late 2006.
During that time, a total 336 Citation Bravo aircraft were built from 1997 to 2006 with 333 in operation today.
Cessna Citation Bravo Performance
The Citation Bravo is powered by two Pratt &Whitney PW530A engines. Each engine delivers 12.84kN (2,287lb) of thrust.
The runway performance allows flights to and from airports with runway strips of 1,100m. At the time of its design, no other light-sized private jets were using the PW530A engines.
They burn thirteen percent less fuel than the other engines in the series. Cessna’s engineers saw their potential and used them in the Citation Bravo.
The Bravo lost 150 pounds of fuel carrying capacity, increased the maximum takeoff weight by 500 pounds, and still manages to burn fewer pounds of fuel per hour.
The aircraft climbs directly to an altitude of 7,620m at maximum take-off weight in ten minutes and to 13,100m in 32 minutes.
The range with full fuel and a maximum take-off weight is 3,232km. The aircraft achieves a cruise speed of up to 403 knots (745km/h). The range of the Citation Bravo is 1,587 nm.
Cessna Citation Bravo Interior
The cabin is heated and air-conditioned and pressurized to a pressure differential of 8.8psi using an engine bleed air pressurization system.
The cabin, which can be fitted to the operator’s specification, has a standard seven-seat layout with four passengers in club seats facing each other plus three additional club seats.
The cabin measures 1.43m in height, 1.48m in width, and 4.75m in length without the cockpit.
The nose, cabin, and tail cone baggage compartments have a total capacity of 1.54m³.
One of the features that sets the Citation Bravo apart from the competition is its comfort.
The engineers designed the cabin to be very quiet, fitted with bagged insulation and an isolated interior shell to eliminate the low-frequency engine fan noise common in small private jets.
Additionally, a secondary seal on the cabin door was added to cut wind noise.
The Bravo has several baggage compartments with a combined capacity of seventy-three cubic feet, or about seven suitcases, four golf bags, and a few sets of skis.
There is a convenient compartment beside the cabin lavatory for coats and carry-on items, and all of the seats have storage drawers beneath them.
6-8 passengers can fit easily in the jet.
The flight deck has two fully adjustable seats.
The aircraft is equipped with Honeywell Primus 1000 integrated avionics system, with a Honeywell GNSX flight management system and an electronic flight information system, dual 7in×8in screen primary flight displays, and a 7in×8in the multi-function display.
The Honeywell navigation suite includes a VHF omnidirectional ranger, distance measuring equipment, and digital automatic direction finder, Honeywell VG-14A vertical gyroscopes, and a C-14 compass set.
The aircraft is fitted with a Honeywell Primus 660 color weather radar. The pilot’s communications system is based on dual Honeywell KY-196 VHF transmitter and receives units
Cessna Citation Bravo Charter Cost
The cost to charter this jet starts at around $2,200 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 the Cessna Citation Bravo typically ranges from $6.2 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 $1 million a year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc.
The price of a pre-owned aircraft can be within $2-3 million. You can find many sellers currently on different websites.
|Range: 1,610 nm||Number of Passengers: 7||Baggage Capacity: 74 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 405 knots||Cabin Pressure: 8.8 PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 14,800 lbs|
|Ceiling: 45,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: 8,000 feet||Max Landing Weight: 13,500 lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 4,200 feet||Production Start: 1997|
|Landing Distance: 2,577 feet||Production End: 2006|
|Exterior Length: 47.3 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Pratt & Whitney Canada|
|Exterior Height: 15 feet||Engine Model: PW530A|
|Wingspan: 51.7 feet||Fuel Burn: 148 Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 15.9 feet|
|Interior Width: 4.1 feet|
|Interior Height: 4.8 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 34%|