The History of Cessna Citations: X-Longitude

Citation X/X+ First delivered in 1996, the Citation X (or model 750) was created to help Cessna ditch the reputation that earned their Citation jets the nickname “slowtations,” due to their lackluster performance compared to Learjets at the time. Upon its introduction, the Citation X was the fastest civilian aircraft in the world, effectively vaulting [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: Mustang and M2

Citation Mustang First delivered in 2006, the Citation Mustang (or Model 510) is one of only a few “very light jets” on the market today, and before the introduction of Cessna’s Citation M2, was considered Cessna’s “entry-level jet.” The Mustang typically seats four with two in the cockpit, but can sit five with a single [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: CitationJet 525-CJ4

CitationJet/Model 525 First delivered in 1993, the original CitationJet, or Model 525, was created as a replacement for the Citation I. Compared to the Citation I, the CitationJet has a modified fuselage, a new supercritical laminar flow wing, a new tail, and new avionics. Its cabin also has a lowered aisle for increased cabin height. [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: Excel, XLS, XLS+

Citation Excel For the Citation Excel, (Model 560XL) which entered production in 1996, Cessna’s goal was to create an aircraft similar to the Citation X that they could sell to a more traditional market that didn’t require the record-breaking performance specifications of the Citation X. The Excel’s cabin is similar to the X’s, albeit shorter, but [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: III, VI, VII

Citation III While the Citation I and II were created to compete more closely with turboprops, Cessna decided to move forward with a midsize Citation to penetrate the growing corporate jet market. The Citation III was FAA certified in 1982. It typically seats eight passengers with two pilots. At the time of its introduction, it [...]

By | June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The History of Cessna Citations: I-II

Citation I The Citation I, which was initially marketed as the Citation 500 (the prototype was called the FanJet 500), was Cessna’s first Citation. The Citation 500 received FAA certification in 1971. In 1976, Cessna improved upon the 500 with a longer wingspan, higher maximum gross weight and the addition of thrust reversers. The upgraded [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

5 of the Cheapest Turboprops to Operate

Many private aviation users choose a turboprop over a jet based on the fact that they’re typically more affordable from an operational standpoint. While they may not be able to fly as far or as fast as most private jets, the right turboprop can be a great fit for missions with shorter legs. The efficiency [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

What Are the Differences Between Gulfstream’s G500, G550, G650 and G650ER?

In the second edition of our Gulfstream breakdown, we’re going to take a look at the differences between the G500, G550, G650 and G650ER, Gulfstream’s most massive business jets.   G550 Gulfstream’s G550 is identical to the GV-SP, which is a GV with an upgraded avionics system, aerodynamic improvements and upgraded engines. First delivered in [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|0 Comments
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