Cessna Citation Sovereign

Citation Sovereign VIP Transport JetThe Cessna Citation Sovereign (Model 680) is mid-size business jet developed and built by American Aerospace company, Cessna.   It has been in production since 2004 and currently it is the second largest jet produced by Cessna, and offers a transcontinental range of 3450 miles.  Only the Citation X has greater range and capacity although the Citation Longitude due for production in 2017 will have a range of 4600 miles.

Cessna began the development of the Citation Sovereign in the 1990s to fill a niche between the Excel XLS and the Citation X.  The jet seats 8 passengers in a corporate configuration and up to 12 with high density seating.  But the design of the Sovereign is much more than a stretched version of earlier jets.  The jet’s mildly swept wing is an all new design which allows relatively low take off speeds even at max takeoff weight.  Thus the Citation Sovereign can often operate from 3600ft runways, same as the smaller, lighter XLS.

The Sovereign’s interior is luxurious and replete with new technology for electronic connectivity.  The seats are ergonomically designed with lumbar supports and footrests.  The cabinetry throughout is beautifully crafted from a selection of fine woods. The aft lavatory is spacious enough to serve as a dressing room.  The cabin features Cessna’s Clarity electronic interface system for integrating smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, and an airborne Internet system.

The Citation family of jets has always been popular with pilots as well and the Citation Sovereign is certainly no exception.  The Honeywell Primus Epic avionics suite simplifies all aspects of flight operations resulting in consistently safer, smoother flights.  For example, so sophisticated is the stall control technology that pilots say that the jet could right itself from a stall without any pilot involvement whatsoever.

Owners, operators, and pilots alike love the Citation Sovereign for its range, economy of operation, simplicity, and comfort.

Technical specifications are as follows:

The Sovereign is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW306D turbofan engines rated at 5,852 lbs thrust each.

Performance specifications are as follows:

The Sovereign has a maximum cruise speed of 527 mph (848 km/h).  The range with maximum fuel is 3,450mi (5,552km) and with four passengers the range is 3,323mi (5,347km).

Dimension specifications are as follows:

The Sovereign overall length is 63 ft 6 in (19.35 m) and height is 20 ft 4 in (6.20 m). The aircraft has a wingspan of 63 ft 4 in (19.3 m).  The baggage compartment can hold 135 cubic feet.

Weight specifications are as follows:

The Sovereign empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 21,000 lb (9,525 kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 30,775 lb (13,959 kg).   The useful load is 12,645 lb (5,736 kg) with a maximum payload of 2,620 lb (1,188 kg).  With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 1,255 lb (569 kg).

Internal specifications are as follows:

The Sovereign cabin length is 25ft 3in (7.70 m), width is 5ft 6in (1.68 m) and the height is 5ft 8in (1.73 m).  The cabin can seat up to twelve passengers with a crew of two although the corporate seating configuration is typically for eight to nine passengers in executive seats.  The corporate cabin may feature two club arrangements with or without an additional side facing seat, or a single club configuration, plus two and a three seat divan.


Citation Sovereign VIP Transport InteriorThe cabin features executive style ergonomic seating with a design that conforms to the body.  Seats have armrests that fold completely out of the way, lumbar supports and footrests.  The lavatory features solid, sliding doors for privacy, a vanity with storage compartments, and a sink with hot and cold water.  Other amenities include indirect ceiling lighting, fold out tables, individual reading lights, power outlets, and a refreshment center.  Numerous options are available for additional cabin furniture and other amenities but no matter what the layout, you can be assured that AutAir’s Citation Sovereign jets offer you an environment designed for maximum comfort and productivity.

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