Citation Sovereign closes in on full type certification

Aviation International News » February 2004
...
January 31, 2007, 10:58 AM

Cessna anticipates that its Model 680 Citation Sovereign super-midsize business jet will receive full type certification before the end of next month. On Christmas Eve the new aircraft received provisional certification, with flight into known icing the only major outstanding approval still pending. Cessna reports orders for about 100 aircraft.

At last year’s NBAA Convention, the Wichita-based manufacturer announced several performance improvements for the Sovereign, now priced at $13.523 million, including a 220-nm increase in range to 3,040 nm; a 0.02 increase in Mmo to Mach 0.80; and an increase in speed at FL450 from 399 ktas to 417 ktas. Times to climb are also one to three minutes better than originally published. The 30,000-pound-mtow Sovereign is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C turbofans that each have a takeoff rating of 5,686 pounds of thrust. 

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.

 
X