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Cessna Citation

The Cessna 500 Citation 1 is a pressurized, entry-level business jet that made its first flight in September of 1969 and was FAA certified in 1971. Equipped with turbofan engines (rather than turbojet) and straight wings (rather than swept), the aircraft would be suitable for operations from shorter airfields in order to compete in the light-to-medium twin turboprop market. This made the Model 500 much slower than the competing Lear 25 and earned it nick-names such as “Slowtation” and “Nearjet”.

  • Pilots + Passengers: 2 + 5
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 10,850 lbs. (4,921kg) 
  •       Max Landing wt: 10,400 lbs (4717kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1 turbofan,
          2,200 lb thrust   (9.77 kN) each
  • Fuel:  Two wing tanks, 268 gal. usable. (1,014.5 liters) each.
  • Payload w/ full fuel: approx 1,700 lbs.

Performance

  • Maximum speed: Mach 0.705 (404 kts TAS, 464 mph, 748 km/h) above 26, 000 ft.
  • Max Cruise (between 14,000 & 26,000 ft): 289 Knots IAS
    (332 mph, 535 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 82 knots (95 mph, 152 km/h)
  • Range: approx 1200 NM (1,400 mi, 2,222 km).
  • Max operation altitude: 35,000 ft (10,668 m)
  • Max cabin pressure differential: 7.6 psid (8,000 ft cabin @ 35,000 ft.)