Cessna Citation X

Fly high, and fast.
The Cessna Citation X

It is fair to say that the CItation X redefined the mid-size business jet category.
It received certification in May 1996, since then 338 Cessna Citation X are built, of them 24 are the updated version Cessna Citation X+

You can tell that the Citation x is built for the purpose of speed, with the distinctive T-Tail, the 37 degree sweptback wings that reveals it is a fast aircraft, and the big engine air inlet to the Rolls-Royce engines that power the Citation X, to speed up to Mach 0.935.



During testing the Citation broke the sound barrier a couple of times.
It is a well proven air frame with more than 75.000 hours on the Citation X air frame on the flight testing aircraft.

The power plant on the Citation X is the  Rolls Royce AE3007.
It is a high-bypass turbofan engine produced by Rolls-Royce North America.
They are pod-mounted on the rear of the fuselage.
The Rolls Royce AE3007 produces 6764 lbs (30.09 kN) of thrust. On the Cessna Citation X + each engine produces 7034 lbs of thrust and this power plant is named Rolls Royce AE3007C2.

Dimensions of the Citation X


Wingspan


Length


Height




Avionics on the Citation X
Avionics / Radios HONEYWELL 5 TUBE PRIMUS ELITE 
DUAL HONEYWELL 850 ADF 
DUAL HONEYWELL RNZ-850 W/FM IMM
L3 FA2100 CVR & FDR 
DUAL HONEYWELL RCZ-833K W/8.33 
DUAL HONEYWELL FMS W/6.0 SOFTWARE
DUAL HONEYWELL GPS
DUAL HONEYWELL HF-1050 W/SELCAL 
DUAL HONEYWELL 850 DME
HONEYWELL AA-300 RADAR ALT 
HONEYWELL LSZ-860 STORMSCOPE
HONEYWELL TCAS II W/CHANGE 7 
DUAL MODE S TRANSPONDERS
HONEYWELL MARK V EGPWS 
HONEYWELL PRIMUS 880 COLOR RADAR 
HONEYWELL RAAS

Winglets on the Citation X

With the help of winglets the range is increased, fuel burn reduced, climb time is reduced, as well as improved take-off performance.

The winglets increase range by 150 nm, lower fuel burn by 4-5%, improve hot and high performance as well as climb rate, permitting a climb to flight level 430 in 22 minutes, as opposed to 26 minutes without the modification. 
Climb to flight level 450 at maximum takeoff weight is possible without a step climb.
Cruise speed at altitude is expected to increase by 15 knots, and maximum takeoff weight will increase by 1200 lbs (545 kg). 

The maximum operating altitude is 51.000 feet with a relative cabin pressure of 8.000 feet.

Excellent takeoff, and landing performance.
With a max takeoff weight (36,600 lb 16,601 kg) the Citation X needs 5.140 feet in isa conditions.
In maximum landing weight (32,000 lb 14,515 kg)the Citation X needs 3.400 feet


Maximum speed: Mach 0.935 551 kn 
Cruise speed: 528 ktas 
Range: 3,460 nm 
Service ceiling: 51,000 ft 


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