Cessna Citation VII

Cessna Citation VII

Citations For Sale at BusinessJet.com

Cessna Citation Forum

Anyone familiar with the private jet industry knows about Cessna’s line of business jets, the Citations. They are designed to be economic, high-performing, and comfortable, and they consistently stand out in the market. The Citation VII is the high-end version of the Citation VI. It uses different engines to increase cruise speed and takeoff performance. The cabin is more comfortable and has improved design options and increased soundproofing.

The interior of the Citation VII was designed to compete with the most luxurious midsized jets. Each customer can choose from a wide variety of interior design options. Options range from fancy wood finishes to extensive cabin entertainment systems. Additional soundproofing was added to the cabin of 483 cubic feet so that business meetings (or naps) can be conducted without interruption. The fully enclosed lavatory has been expanded to be large enough to double as a dressing room. The cabin holds eight passengers and has 51 cubic feet (415 pounds) of baggage space available in an external compartment.

The major difference between the Citation VII and the Citation VI is its upgraded engines. Two Honeywell TFE731-4R-2S engines flat rated to 4,080 pounds of thrust each – 780 pounds more than the engines used on the Citation VI. These engines improve takeoff performance by 180 feet at sea level and by 630 feet at high-altitude airports. Its climb rate is improved as well – it can reach 37,000 feet in eighteen minutes. It cruises between 417 and 459 knots and is a good choice for short trips.

Taxiing and landings are very smooth due to the Citation VII’s trailing link landing gear. Pilots report excellent control and performance in stalls, easy landings, and very effective brakes. The two Honeywell TFE731-3B-100S engines are extremely reliable and allow for great flexibility in flight operations.

The avionics system of the Citation VII is almost identical to the system used in the Citation VI. It uses analog autopilot instead of digital autopilot to reduce acquisition cost and weight. The Honeywell digital SPZ-8000 flight control system comes standard in Citation VIIs. It includes many safety checkup systems that are uncomplicated, so checking the status of many vital flight systems is literally as easy as pressing a button. The Citation VII is certified to FAR part 25 safety standards, the same standards that commercial jets must adhere to.

The upgrades to the Citation VII result in a better private jet than the original model, the Citation III. It is more luxurious, higher-performing, and has increased speed and range capabilities. The Citation VII was so successful that it became the mainstay of the Citation line for several years and continues to be widely used for private jet travel.

 
<!–
function plot_range(nm) {
 var code = document.rangemap.PATH.value;
 if (code == “”) {
  alert(“Please choose a home airport”);
  document.rangemap.reset();
  return;
 }
 document.rangemap.RANGE.value = nm + “nm@” + code;
 document.rangemap.submit();
}
// –>
Home airport:
Aircraft Type

NBAA Range NM

Cruise Speed

DOC’s per hour

Seating

Wingspan

Height

Length

Citation II

1780

455

$1289

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.

© 2006 BusinessJet.com, LLC

BusinessJet.com — Business Jet Online Magazine

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.