Cessna Citation III, VI & VII

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeMedium size corporate jets
  • PowerplantsIII & VI - Two 16.2kN (3650lb) Garrett TFE7313B100S turbofans. VII - Two 18.2kN (4080lb) AlliedSignal TFE7314R2Ss.
  • PerformanceIII & VI - Max cruising speed 874km/h (472kt). Initial rate of climb 805ft/min. Range with two crew and four passengers and reserves 4348km (2346nm). VII - Max cruising speed 881km/h (476kt). Initial rate of climb 4442ft/min. Range with six passengers and reserves 4110km (2220nm).
  • WeightsIII & VI - Empty 5357kg (11,811lb), operating empty 5534kg (12,200lb), max takeoff 9980kg (22,000lb). VII - Empty 5316kg (11,720lb), max takeoff 10,183kg (22,450lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 16.31m (53ft 6in), length 16.90m (55ft 6in), height 5.12m (16ft 10in). Wing area 29.0m2 (312.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Typical main passenger cabin seating for six, or optionally up to nine.
  • ProductionTotal of 202 Citation IIIs delivered when production ceased in 1992. A total of 39 Citation VIs had been built when production ceased in 1995, while over 90 VIIs had been built by late 1998.

The all new Cessna Model 650 Citation III was outlined as an elite, medium size long extend corporate plane to supplement the much more diminutive Citation I and II.

Improvement of this altogether different Citation started in 1978. As it developed, the III had minimal in the same manner as the past Citation models other than the name. The new plan offered a cleared supercritical wing advanced for fast long go flight, new Garrett Tfe731 turbofans, a Ttail, and another fuselage.

The new stream made its first flight on May 30 1979 with a second model flying on May 2 1980. Accreditation was allowed on April 30 1982, first client conveyances happening the accompanying year. The Citation III set two time to tallness records for its class in 1983 and a class rate record by flying from Gander to Le Bourget in 5hr 13min.

Creation upgrades to the Citation III were initially proposed in the wiped out Citation IV. This model was proclaimed in 1989 and was to gimmick longer go through more noteworthy fuel tankage, and better short field execution. In its place rather Cessna created the Citation VI and VII. The Citation VI was offered as a minimal effort advancement of the III with an alternate flying bundle and a standard inside format, with modified inner parts inaccessible. To start with flight of the Citation VI occurred in 1991 yet just 39 were assembled when creation was wound up in May 1995.

The Citation VII in the mean time emphasizes various upgrades including all the more capable motors for enhanced hot and elite. The principal Citation VII model flew in February 1991 and the sort was certificated in January 1992. The Citation VII stays in creation as the main part of the Citation III/VI/VII presently accessible new form.

A late critical client for the Citation VII was Executive Jet Aviation which requested 20 for its Netjets fragmentary possession plan for conveyance from 1997.

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