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Cessna 500 Citation I

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22nd September 2008
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Aircraft Data

The Cessna Citation 500 is a short to medium range light business jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. It was the first of the Citation range, versions included the single pilot SP and the slightly improved Citation I (Model 501)

Summary data for Cessna Citation I -
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
USA196969065024 - 8


2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D (2500 - 2965 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the JT15D-1B, rated at 2200lb thrust


Dimensions for Cessna Citation I -
Length (Dimensions and performance refer to the Citation I version)
Wing Span47 ft. 1 in.
Height14 ft. 1 in.
Empty Weight6,631 lbs.
Max Weight11,850 lbs.


Performance of Cessna Citation I -
Max Speed357 kts
Cruise Speed340 kts
Ceiling41,000 ft.
Normal Range1,328nm (With 5 passengers and reserves.)
Max Range1,500nm

Updated 22nd January 2009

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