Cessna Citation Bravo

Cessna Citation II, IISP, SII and Bravo

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The early success of the original Citation led Cessna to develop a larger capacity Citation model in the mid 1970s.

Cessna announced the stretched Citation in September 1976. The fuselage was extended by 1.14m (3ft 9in) to increase maximum seating capacity to 10, while more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D4 engines and greater fuel tankage meant higher cruise speeds and longer range. Increased baggage capacity and increased span wings were also added.

The new Model 550 Citation II first flew on January 31 1977 and FAA certification for two pilot operation was awarded in March 1978. The II/SP is the single pilot version.

Major improvements were made to the design with the arrival of the Model S550 Citation S/II. Announced in October 1983, this improved version first flew on February 14 1984. Certification, including an exemption for single pilot operation, was granted that July. Improvements were mainly aerodynamic, including a new wing designed using supercritical technology developed for the Citation III (described separately), plus JT15D4B turbofans. The S/II initially replaced the II in production from 1984, but the II returned to the lineup from late 1985, and both variants remained in production until the introduction of the Bravo.

 

Home airport:
Aircraft Type

NBAA Range NM

Cruise Speed

DOC’s per hour

Seating

Wingspan

Height

Length

Citation II/IISP

1041

379

$1547

6

Citation SII

1423

409

$1547

6

Citation Bravo

1391

386

$1089

6

Powerplants
S/II – Two 11.1kN (2500lb) Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D4Bs turbofans.

Performance
S/II – Cruising speed 746km/h (403kt). Initial rate of climb 3040ft/min. Range with two crew, four passengers and reserves 3223km (1739nm). Range with max fuel 3700km (1998nm).

Weights
S/II – Empty equipped 3655kg (8060lb), max takeoff 6850kg (15,100lb).

Dimensions
S/II – Wing span 15.91m (52ft 3in), length 14.39m (47ft 3in), height 4.57m (15ft 0in). Wing area 31.8m2 (342.6sq ft).

Capacity
S/II – Flightcrew of two. Main cabin can be optionally configured to seat 10, but standard interior layout for six. Can be configured as an air ambulance with one or two stretchers and up to four medical attendants.

Information gathered from various internet sources. Reasonable attempts have been made to ensure accuracy and veracity of sources. However, this information should not be used for flight planning or official purposes.

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