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Cessna Citation Sovereign

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The Citation Sovereign was designed to fill the niche between the Citation XLS and Citation X.  Sharing the same cabin cross-section as both, the Sovereign offers a blend of range, cabin size,
runway performance, and operating cost efficiency.  The Sovereign began deliveries in 2004 and its fleet has grown to over 370 aircraft.  In 2014, Cessna upgraded the Sovereign to the new Sovereign+ which included new Garmin avionics and a blended winglet.  Current corporate operators include Northrup Grumman, JM Smucker, and Bass Pro Shop

Citation Sovereign Buying Guide

The Citation Sovereign is only available pre-owned on the open market.  Most options available in the Sovereign are cabin options to include cabin layout, internet access, and cabin entertainment systems.  The Sovereign has 8-seats within the main cabin seating area.  Various forward refreshment center/side-facing seat combinations are available to add up to 2 additional seats.  Engine maintenance plans for the engines (Honeywell CSP or JSSI) are available as well as airframe maintenance plans (Cessna Pro Parts).

Citation  Sovereign Fleet & Budget

 Fleet Statistics:   Budget:  
 Years of Manufacture: 2002-2013 Price, New ($):1  N/A
 Fleet Size: 349 Price, Average Used ($):2 $7,700,000
 North American Fleet: 242 Variable Cost ($/hr):3 $2,250
    Fixed Cost ($/year):4  $487,000

Citation Sovereign Performance & Trip Analysis

Performance:   1000nm Trip Analysis:5
Range, Seats Empty (nm):6 3,010 Flight Altitude (ft): 43,000 
Range, Seats Full (nm):6 2,620 Time En route (hh+mm): 02+22
Max Cruise Speed (kts): 459 Fuel Burn (gal): 281
Average Block Speed (kts): 414 Fuel Cost @ $5.00/gal: $1,405
Average Fuel Burn (gal/hr): 281
Rate of Climb (ft/min): 4,016
Max Operating Altitude (ft): 47,000
Balanced Field Length (ft): 3,810

Citation  Sovereign Dimensions

Internal Dimensions: External Dimensions:
Cabin Length (ft): 25.25 Length (ft): 63.4
Cabin Height (ft): 5.7 Height (ft): 20.3
Cabin Width (ft): 5.5 Wingspan (ft): 63.3
Cabin Volume (cuft): 571

Citation Sovereign Weights & Comfort

Weights: Comfort:
Max Takeoff Weight (lbs): 30,300 Seats, Typical: 9
Basic Operating Weight (lbs): 18,150 Int. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 35
Max Payload (lbs): 2,650 Ext. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 100
Usable Fuel (lbs): 11,223
Payload with Full Fuel (lbs): 1,177

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1. As published in the BCA 2013 Purchase Planning Handbook.
2. Compiled from VanAllen research and AMSTAT. Updated October 2016.
3. Estimated based on $5.00/gallon fuel cost, average fuel burns, hourly engine and maintenance reserves. Crew trip and catering costs excluded.
4. Estimate including insurance, hangar, 2 pilots.
5. Source: B&CA Annual Purchase Planning Handbook, zero winds, ISA, 4 passengers, unrestricted climb.
6. As published by manufacturer using NBAA IFR reserves. Actual range may vary given your operational profile and routing. Additional analyses highly recommended.

All data for reference only and should be verified prior to making any purchasing decision.

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