Cessna Citation Sovereign

The Cessna Citation Sovereign (Model 680) is a mid-size jet business jet developed by Cessna.

Citation Sovereign is the second-largest business jet of the company, second only to the Citation X model. Sovereign is designed for transcontinental flights – taking into account the ETOPS requirements, the aircraft can fly almost from Los Angeles to Hawaii even without one engine.

In the late 1990s, Cessna decided to create an aircraft that occupies an intermediate position between the flagship Citation X and the mid-size Citation Excel. The result was a Model 680 prototype equipped with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C engines with digital control, Honeywell Primus Epic avionics kit, Rockwell-Collins FMZ2000 flight control system and glass cockpit. The most important marketing feature of the Model 680 is the ability operation of this machine with short runways, which was achieved through the use of a wing with moderate sweep and relatively large elongation.

The car was presented to the public in 1998 at the exhibition of the National Association of Business Aviation in Las Vegas as an aircraft designed to carry from 8 (in the standard version) to 12 passengers, with two crew members.

The aircraft first flew in 2002 and after 2 years received an FAA type certificate. Aircraft deliveries started in 2005. The aircraft is capable of carrying 12 passengers in the densest configuration and 8 in the standard.

Specifications

  • Type: Business Jet
  • Powerplant: two twin-circuit turbojet engines Pratt Whitney Canada PW306C at 2,576 kg each
  • Maximum number of passengers: 10 people
  • Practical ceiling: 14,325 m
  • Range: 5,222 km
  • Maximum take-off weight: 13.7 t
  • Cruising speed: 822 km / h
  • Wingspan: 19.23 m
  • Wing Area: 47.4 sq. M. m
  • Length: 18.59 m
  • Height: 5.85 m
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