Cessna Citation X
The Cessna Citation X is a mid-size, transcontinental business jet built by American aerospace company Cessna. From its certification in 1996 through 2012 it remained the fastest operational civilian jet in the world. The Gulfstream 650 captured that distinction briefly when it was released in 2012 but the latest version of the 750, the “New Citation X” reclaimed the title when it was released early in 2013. The “New Citation X” can climb to 51,000 feet flying well above weather and other commercial traffic, and cruise at speeds of up to Mach 0.935.
The Citation X of any production year gets you where you need to be faster, more efficiently, and in a cabin environment of luxury that you might not want to leave once you arrive at your destination.
In designing the Citation X, Cessna incorporated years of research and feedback from owners, passengers and pilots. The resulting design, although based in part on elements in earlier models, was significantly different overall and in many ways a clean sheet design. The project became the new 750 series, the newest family member of the Citation brand. In 1996 certification was achieved and in 1997 the design team was awarded the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J. Collier Trophy. Also within its first year of production, the Citation X jet set numerous speed records to claim the title of the fastest civilian jet.
The large cabin interior provides passengers with plenty of room to move around, work, or simply relax. As with the Citation Sovereign, the cabin features Cessna’s Clarity electronic interface system for integrating smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, and an airborne Internet system. In addition to audio and video entertainment, one may also control cabin lighting, window shades, temperature control, through the Clairity touch screen system.
An upgrade for all Citation Xs was announced in, 2002. The main features of the upgrade are a 5% increase in thrust, a 400 lb increase in maximum take-off weight and improved avionics.
The “New Citation X” which was released in 2013 includes the following changes from its predecessor: a 14.9 in (38 cm) longer cabin, an additional 0.8in (2cm) of height, an increase in maximum takeoff weight to 36,600 lb (16,601 kg) and a 30 mile (48 km) increase in range.
Technical specifications are as follows:
The Citation X is equipped with Two Rolls-Royce Allison AE3007C1, FADEC-equipped engines rated at 6,764 lb thrust.
Performance specifications are as follows:
The Citation X has a maximum speed of 700 mph (1126km/h) and a maximum cruising speed of 606 mph (975 km/h). The range with maximum fuel is 3,700mi (5,954km) and with four passengers the range is 3,532mi (5,684km).
Dimension specifications are as follows:
The Citation X overall length is 72ft 4in (22.05m) and height is 19ft 2in (5.84m). The aircraft has a wingspan of 63ft 7in (19.38m). The baggage compartment can hold 104 cubic feet.
Weight specifications are as follows:
The Citation X empty but fully equipped has an operating weight of 17,700lb (8,029 kg) and maximum takeoff weight of 30,300lb (13,744 kg). The useful load is 14,436 lb (6,548 kg) with a maximum payload of 2,514 lb (1,140 kg). With full fuel load, the payload limit is reduced to 1,505 lb (683 kg).
Internal specifications are as follows:
The Citation X cabin length is 25ft 2in (8.97 m), height is 5ft 8in (1.73 m) and the width is 5ft 6in (1.68 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.
The 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 Citation X jets offer you an environment designed for maximum comfort and productivity.
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