Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeMid size corporate jet
  • PowerplantsTwo 25.3kN (5690lb) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-306C turbofans.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed 821km/h (444kt) at 35,000ft. Certificated ceiling 47,000ft. Time to 43,000ft 26min. Takeoff distance at max takeoff weight 1220m (4000ft). Design range 5222km (2820nm)
  • WeightsNot published at late 2001 except design max payload weight 1134kg (2500lb), full fuel payload 726kg (1600lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 19.24m (63ft 1in), length 18.87m (61ft 10in), height 5.85m (19ft 2in). Wing area 47.4m2 (510sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical seating for eight passengers in a double club arrangement, max seating for 12.
  • ProductionFirst customer deliveries scheduled for the first quarter of 2004. 79 advance orders announced at NBAA in October 1998.

Cessna is creating the new Citation Sovereign moderate size corporate plane to meet what it sees as an extensive swap market for maturing business air ship, for example, the Falcon 10, Westwind and Sabreliner.

Cessna statistical surveying demonstrated that of the 1760 or somewhere in the vicinity moderate sized corporate flies in administration overall practically half are early era airplane which it groped would aim to get substitution in the advancing years. Its answer to this developing business is to create the Citation Excel based Model 680 Citation Sovereign, which it uncovered at the October 1998 NBAA display in Las Vegas. Certificate is made arrangements for late 2003 with client conveyances getting underway in the first quarter of 2004.

The Sovereign is focused around the Excel's fuselage and imparts some normal frameworks yet emphasizes an all new wing and various different contrasts. Cessna took a gander at an all new fuselage cross area for the Sovereign yet picked rather to extend the Excel fuselage (by 1.5m/4.9ft) to hold down expenses and diminish advancement time. Indeed so Cessna claims the Sovereign's eight seat lodge is the biggest in its class with 40% more volume than the Bombardier Learjet 60 and 18% more than the Raytheon Hawker 800xp.

Power for the Sovereign will be from two FADEC prepared 25.3kn (5690lb) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-306cs. The PW-306 was chosen to some extent as it additionally controls the 328jet territorial air transport which ought to give support and dependability profits as a result of the carrier business' more thorough working requests.

The gently cleared wing is an all new, supercritical configuration, taking into account Cessna's involvement with the Citation III/VII, V and X. The level stabilizer is additionally somewhat cleared. The Sovereign will revel in great field execution, having the capacity to work from 1220m (4000ft) runways at max takeoff weight. An alternate peculiarity is trailing connection fundamental undercarriage.

The Sovereign will be furnished with a Honeywell Epic CDS aeronautics suite, with four 20 x 25cm (8 x 10in) shade level board fluid gem shows, an advanced double channel autopilot and flight chief, double long extend route frameworks and double mentality/heading reference frameworks. Other standard supplies will incorporate TCAS and an EGPWS (upgraded ground vicinity cautioning framework).

The primary flight of the model was made on February 27, 2002. The primary creation model is planned to fly by July 2002

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