Cessna Citation X

  • CountryUnited States of America
  • TypeLong range, high speed, mid size corporate jet
  • PowerplantsTwo 28.5kN (6400lb) Allison AE 3007C turbofans.
  • PerformanceMax cruising speed at mid cruise weight Mach 0.92 (934km/h/504kt) at 37,000ft. Initial rate of climb 4000ft/min. Max certificated altitude 51,000ft. Range with reserves 6020km (3250nm).
  • WeightsTypical empty equipped 9705kg (21,400lb), max takeoff 16,195kg (35,700lb).
  • DimentionsWing span 19.48m (63ft 11in), length 22.00m (72ft 2in), height 5.77m (18ft 11in). Wing area 49.0m2 (527.0sq ft).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. Main cabin seating for up to 12 passengers seated on individual seats and couches in a high density configuration. Other interiors to customer preference, including eight passenger seats in a double club arrangement.
  • ProductionFirst production Citation X delivered in June 1996. Approx 60 delivered by late 1998. Target production rate 24 per year.

The Citation X is Cessna's biggest, quickest and longest extend flying machine yet, and Cessna claims it to be the speediest common transport in administration other than the supersonic Concorde.

The Citation X (as in the Roman numeral, not the letter, and Cessna's Model 750) is additionally the biggest part of business flying's greatest corporate stream family, the Citation arrangement.

The configuration destinations behind the Citation X included transcontinental USA and trans Atlantic run in a moderate size bundle that travels quicker than another business plane accessible. This fast voyage capacity, which Cessna says is 105 to 210km/h (55 to 113kt) quicker than other average size corporate plane, implies the X can set aside to one hour's flight time on transcontinental US flights, flying from Los Angeles to New York with typical wind conditions in 4 hours 10 minutes. On account of its capability to voyage at rapid at high heights, Cessna additionally says the Citation X will expend less fuel than current streams on such a transcontinental flight.

The X's FADEC prepared Allison AE 3007a turbofans are capable for an air ship of the X's size, while the profoundly cleared (37â°) wings are additionally long in compass.

Other configuration gimmicks of the Citation X incorporate the fuselage cross segment of the Citation III, VI and VII yet with more proficient utilization of interior space that permits more noteworthy head and shoulder room, a range ruled, waisted back fuselage, trailing connection fundamental undercarriage units and an advanced Honeywell Primus 2000 EFIS flying suite with five color CRT shows.

Cessna declared that it was creating the Citation X in October 1990 at that year's NBAA meeting. The model was openly taken off in September 1993 and flew surprisingly on December 21 that year. Confirmation was allowed on June 3 1996, with the first client conveyance (to golfer Arnold Palmer) that month.

A Citation X was the 2500th Citation to be conveyed, given over on September 10 1997. The USA's National Aeronautics Association recompensed its prestigious Collier Trophy to the Citation X configuration group in February 199

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