Cessna 500 & 501 Citation, Citation I & Citation I/SP

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeLight corporate jets
  • PowerplantsCitation - Two 9.79kN (2200lb) Pratt & Whitney JT15D-1 turbofans. Citation I - Two 9.79kN (2200lb) JT15D-1A1Bs.
  • PerformanceCitation - Max speed 647km/h (350kt), max cruising speed 644km/h (348kt). Initial rate of climb 3350ft/min. Service ceiling 38,400ft. Range with eight people on board and reserves at high speed cruise 2250km (1215nm). Citation I - Cruising speed 662km/h (357kt). Initial rate of climb 2720ft/min. Range with max fuel, 710kg (1560lb) payload and reserves 2460km (1328nm).
  • WeightsCitation - Empty 2455kg (5408lb), max takeoff 4920kg (10,850lb). Citation I - Empty equipped 3008kg (6631lb), max takeoff 5380kg (11,850lb).
  • DimentionsCitation - Wing span 13.32m (43ft 9in), length 13.26m (43ft 6in), height 4.36m (14ft 3in). Wing area 24.2m2 (260sq ft). Citation I - Same except for wing span 14.35m (47ft 1in). Wing area 25.9m2 (278.5sq ft).
  • CapacityTwo pilots for Citation and Citation I, single pilot for Citation I/SP. Optional main cabin layouts for five, six or seven passengers.
  • ProductionOver 690 Citations, Citation Is and I/SPs were built between 1971 and 1985.

The exceptionally mainstream Cessna 500 Citation and 500 Citation I spearheaded the passage level light business plane business, and their prosperity structured the premise for the world's biggest group of corporate planes.

Cessna turned into the first of the enormous three American producers (Piper, Beech and Cessna) to create a plane controlled transport. In October 1968 Cessna affirmed its plans to assemble another eight spot plane controlled business air ship that would be equipped for working into landing strips officially served by light and medium twins. Named the Fanjet 500, the model flew surprisingly on September 15 1969. Not long after the new minimal plane was named the Citation.

A generally long advancement system took after, amid which time various key progressions were made to the configuration including a more drawn out forward fuselage, repositioned motor nacelles, more prominent tail zone and added dihedral to the even tail. In this conclusive structure the Citation was conceded FAA affirmation on September 9 1971.

Changes including higher horrible weights and push reversers were added to the line in ahead of schedule 1976, emulated not long after by the presentation of the improved Citation I later that same year. Peculiarities of the Citation I were higher weights, Jt15d-1a motors and an expanded compass wing. A further model to show up was the 501 Citation I/SP, which is certificated for single pilot operation. The I/SP was conveyed in ahead of schedule 1977.

Creation of the Citation I stopped in 1985, its place in the Citation line left empty until the landing of the Citationjet (portrayed independently) a few years after the fact.

Immediate advancements of the Citation were the Citation II (now Citation Bravo) and Citation V (now Citation Ultra Encore).

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