Overview

Late in 1968 Cessna announced that it was developing an eight-place, light business jet. The Cessna Fanjet 500 prototype made its first flight in September 1969. It was powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney JT15D turbofans mounted on each side of the aft fuselage. The Cessna Citation I is ordinarily configured for six passengers in addition to the two pilots, or in the case of the single-pilot Citation I SP, the right seat on the flight deck may be occupied by a passenger. A full-width lavatory occupies the aft cabin. A small galley/refreshment center is generally found along the forward port sidewall.


Aircraft Specifications


Certified Crew

1

Typical / Maximum Cabin Passenger Capacity

6/7

Balanced Field Length [SL/ISA TMP] (FT)

2930

Length (FT)

43.5

Wingspan (FT)

43.5

Height (FT)

14.3

Cabin Height (FT)

4.3

Cabin Width (FT)

4.9

Cabin Length (FT)

12.7

Baggage Capacity Internal / External (CFT)

0/57

Powerplant

2 P&WC JT15D-1

Years Aircraft Manufactured

1972-1976

Estimated Retail Price Low

177,000

Estimated Retail Price High

250,000

Aircraft Category

JET < 20,000 LBS



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Range Map

The Cessna Citation 500 has a range of 700 nautical miles. Type in your city or airport identifier for a visual representation of the NBAA IFR Range (NM) for this aircraft.


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