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Cessna Citation X

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The Citation X was designed with one thing in mind: speed.  The Citation X entered service in 1996 and remains the fastest business jet available on the market capable of traveling
at .92 Mach.  While the cost per hour to operate the Citation X is higher than comparative aircraft, the Citation X will require fewer flight hours due to its speed. The Citation X fleet is over 300 aircraft and current corporate operators include CVS Pharmacy, John Deere & Company, and Target

Citation X Buying Guide

The Citation X is available pre-owned on the open market and new through Cessna.  The latest version of the Citation X is called the X+ and includes upgraded engines, Garmin G5000 avionics, and winglets.  Pre-owned versions of the Citation X will have varying cabin options to include internet access and cabin entertainment systems.  A few notable upgrades occurred over the production cycle of the Citation X.  Effective serial number 101, the electrical system was redesigned as a “split bus” system to increase reliability.  Effective serial number 173, the engines were upgraded to increase thrust 5%.  For aircraft pre-owned aircraft, careful consideration should be given to upcoming inspections and overhauls which can be costly and timely.  Airframe maintenance programs (Cessna Pro Parts) are available to reduce maintenance costs.  Engine maintenance plans for the engines (Corporate Care or JSSI) are also available.

Citation  X Fleet & Budget

 Fleet Statistics:   Budget:  
 Years of Manufacture: 1996-Present Price, New ($):1  N/A
 Fleet Size: 307 Price, Average Used ($):2 $5,000,000
 North American Fleet: 251 Variable Cost ($/hr):3 $3,100 
    Fixed Cost ($/year):4  $725,000

Citation X Performance & Trip Analysis

Performance:   1000nm Trip Analysis:5
Range, Seats Empty (nm):6 3,125 Flight Altitude (ft): 43,000 
Range, Seats Full (nm):6 2,890 Time En route (hh+mm): 02+02
Max Cruise Speed (kts): 525 Fuel Burn (gal): 386
Average Block Speed (kts): 471 Fuel Cost @ $5.00/gal: $1,930
Average Fuel Burn (gal/hr): 386
Rate of Climb (ft/min): 3,650
Max Operating Altitude (ft): 51,000
Balanced Field Length (ft): 5,480

Citation  X Dimensions

Internal Dimensions: External Dimensions:
Cabin Length (ft): 23.92 Length (ft): 72.3
Cabin Height (ft): 5.70 Height (ft): 19.2
Cabin Width (ft): 5.50 Wingspan (ft): 69.2
Cabin Volume (cuft): 538

Citation X Weights & Comfort

Weights: Comfort:
Max Takeoff Weight (lbs): 36,100 Seats, Typical: 8
Basic Operating Weight (lbs): 22,025 Int. Baggage Capacity (cuft):  
Max Payload (lbs): 2,375 Ext. Baggage Capacity (cuft): 82
Usable Fuel (lbs): 12,931
Payload with Full Fuel (lbs): 1,444

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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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