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Cessna Citation VII

1992 – 2000

Key Facts

  • The Cessna Citation VII is a Medium jet manufactured by Cessna between 1992 and 2000.
  • The Cessna Citation VII is powered by two Honeywell TFE731-4R-2 engines, resulting in an hourly fuel burn of 251 Gallons per Hour.
  • Capable of cruising at up to 459 knots, the Cessna Citation VII can fly non-stop for up to 1700 nautical miles.
  • The aircraft can carry up to 9 passengers.
  • The Cessna Citation VII has an estimated hourly charter price of $3500, with a new list price of $11 million at the time of manufacture.

Overview & History

The Cessna Citation VII is part of the Citation 650 series, which included a total of four aircraft types (Citation III, IV, VI, and VII).

One of the biggest differentiating features of the Citation VII was improved engines which allowed for higher altitude capabilities than the Citation III.

The first flight of the Citation VII took place in February 1991. Production ended in 2000 with a total of 119 deliveries.

The Citation VII model is a continuation of the Citation III model and the latest in the 650 series of Citation jets.

Cessna Citation VII Performance

The Citation VII comes equipped with two Honeywell TFE731-4R-2S engines. Each engine is rated at 4,080 pounds of thrust each at takeoff, a 780-pound increase when compared to the engines used on the Citation VI.

These powerful engines contribute to the Citation VII’s excellent aerodynamic performance, allowing the private business jet to climb to 37,000 feet in just eighteen minutes. With the trailing link landing gear systems, taxi and landing operations are a much smoother experience.

On a standard day, the Cessna Citation VII needs 4,850 feet of runway to take off and requires only 2,520 feet of runway to land.

For a swift flight, the Cessna Citation VII is capable of maintaining its high-speed cruise velocity of 459 knots at an altitude of 41,000 feet.

If your business venture requires a longer flight to a further destination, the Citation VII is capable of flying at its long-range cruise speed of 417 knots at its all-engine service ceiling of 43,000 feet.

Cessna Citation VII Interior

The Citation VII is usually configured to seat eight passengers but can be rearranged to accommodate as many as thirteen.

With 51 cubic feet of external baggage capacity capable of holding 415 pounds of luggage, the Citation VII offers enough available storage to accommodate all of your carry-on needs.

With additional soundproofing, the cabin of this private business jet is one of the quietest in its class, allowing business meetings or casual conversations to carry on without interruption.

The improved and expanded fully enclosed lavatory can double as a changing room.

The Citation VII has a maximum differential of 9.3 psi for a comfortable flying experience.

With this differential, this private business jet is capable of maintaining sea level pressure cabin altitude at an altitude of 25,230 feet.


The Cessna Corporation selected the Honeywell SPZ-8000 5-Tube avionics suite for the Citation VII.

Instrumentation in this suite includes dual Collins VHF-22C communication radios, dual Collins VIR-32 navigation systems, dual Collins ADF-462’s, dual Honeywell DME-850’s, dual Honeywell XS-850 transponders, a Honeywell NZ-2000, a Honeywell KGP-860 Class B EGPWS, a Honeywell DL 950 Data Loader, an Artex 100-406 MHz ELT, a Fairchild A-100 Cockpit Voice Recorder, a Collins ALT-55 Radio Altimeter, a Benedix/King KLN900 GPS, Goodrich TCAS I, and a Honeywell FZ 800 autopilot.

Cessna Citation VII Charter Cost

The cost to charter this jet starts at around $4,050 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.

Purchase Price

The acquisition cost for this jet typically ranges from $10 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 $1.2 million per year which includes fuel, crew members, and maintenance, etc.

The price of a pre-owned example can be within $1-4million.






Range: 1,700 nm Number of Passengers: 9 Baggage Capacity: 54 Cubic Feet
Cruise Speed: 459 knots Cabin Pressure: 9.3 PSI Max Take-Off Weight: 23,000 lbs
Ceiling: 51,000 feet Cabin Altitude: 8,000 feet Max Landing Weight: 20,000 lbs
Take-Off Distance: 4,940 feet Production Start: 1992
Landing Distance: 2,910 feet Production End: 2000




Exterior Length: 55.5 feet Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell
Exterior Height: 16.9 feet Engine Model: TFE731-4R-2
Wingspan: 53.5 feet Fuel Burn: 251 Gallons per Hour
Interior Length: 18.4 feet
Interior Width: 5.5 feet
Interior Height: 5.7 feet
Interior/Exterior Ratio: 33%


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