Cessna’s Citation CJ3+ is a light jet that offers powerful performance with consistent reliability on every flight. With room for up to seven passengers and a pilot-focused flight deck, the Citation CJ3+ is one of Cessna’s most popular aircraft. With… Read More
Outperforming most midsize private jets, Cessna’s Citation XLS is an updated version of the Citation Excel with increased speed and range. Offering constant reliability and seamless travel, the Citation XLS has been a favorite among pilots and passengers since its… Read More
As the largest jet Cessna has ever created, the Citation Hemisphere is bound to turn heads when it makes its first flight in 2019. Expanding the Citation family, the Hemisphere will be the first large business jet the company has… Read More
After delivering its 7,000th Citation worldwide as of June 2016, Cessna continues to redefine the industry’s midsize category by providing large jet comfort with midsize jet efficiency. With increasing success, Cessna introduced two new jets to the market that maintain… Read More
Similar to a large jet, the Cessna Citation Sovereign has long distance range that allows it to fly passengers from coast to coast in elegant style. Featuring a large cabin, this midsize jet is more like a large jet in… Read More
Once known as the fastest mid-sized jet in the world, the Cessna Citation X is only less in terms of speed compared to its successor, the Citation X+. Introduced in 1996, the Citation X was and still is a leader in speed,… Read More
As hard as it is to believe, calling the Citation X+ the fastest business jet on the planet is actually an understatement. To be correct, The Citation X+ is the fastest non-military grade jet there is. However, speed isn’t the only feature to this aviation icon that can reach an unparalleled Mach .935.
You alreadty know what comes to mind when you think of private jets. Wealth, luxury and an exclusive lifestyle are probably among them, but there are many things you may not know. Here are five things you probably didn’t know about private jets.
Cessna announced this week that the first updated production Citation X has emerged from the factory hangar in Wichita, Kansas. In 2010, Cessna announced plans for an update to the Citation X that would be called the Citation Ten, later deciding upon the “new Citation X” as the name for the updated model. They plan to reclaim their crown as the world’s fastest civilian aircraft with the “New Citation X”. “Speed is the reason for flight. It was true for Clyde Cessna in 1927, and it’s true today,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna CEO. “The Citation X is the perfect aircraft for customers wanting to move faster, be more efficient and get where they need to be more quickly than ever before.”
The Cessna Citation Ten
Cessna recently announced the increased range capacity for their brand new Citation Latitude private jet. This milestone adds to the aircraft’s impressive list of performance characteristics and is certain to make the business jet more popular. One question still remains,… Read More
(Image courtesy of AOPA.org) Cessna, a leading manufacturer of private jet aircraft in the United States, recently unveiled what is sure to be a trend-setter in the industry over the next decade. The Citation Ten screamed down the runway in… Read More
Coming on the heels of a visit to America’s aviation-Mecca, otherwise known as Wichita, Kansas, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood gave his support to the recovering general aviation industry. In front of a crowd of more than 2,000 workers, LaHood announced,… Read More
The FAA places very stringent safety measures on any new aircraft. A new type of jet (Gulfstream G550, Bombardier Global Express, Cessna Citation X, etc) must meet many requirements for test flights and performance under extreme conditions. Not anyone can build a plane and have it certified to carry paying passengers! There are many safety steps that have to be taken when a new jet is being tested, but here are some of the biggest (and most interesting!)
Recently we blogged about, Colton Harris-Moore, and early Sunday morning he was aressted on the Bahamian Island of Eleuthera. Harris-More is suspected of flying a stolen plane to the Bahamas and was found just off the Abaco Island. Colton had stolen… Read More
A 19 year-old fugitive is wanted by the FBI in the Bahamas. Colton Harris-Moore is a teenage thief who has been taunting police for over two years now. Colton has been committing burglaries and possible theft of boats, airplanes, and luxury cars. Recently he has been spotted in the Bahamas and the US embassy has issued a $10,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest. The owner of a stolen plane was contacted by the Coast Guard that his plane has been sending emergency signals off the coast of the Bahamas. Colton was the prime suspect and he was nowhere to be found when the plane crashed. Sounds like Catch Me If You Can, a 2002 film starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio. If the owner of the plane used Magellan Jets, he wouldn’t have to worry about theft related issues.
Cessna began issuing layoff notices to 1,600 of the 2,300 employees that will lose their jobs by the end of June. On top of the layoffs, Cessna has decided to shelve what was to be their new top of the line aircraft, the Columbus. Cessna is also closing The Bend, Ore, plant it inherited through the acquisition of Columbia Aircraft. CEO, Jack Pelton said that suspending work on the Columbus was difficult, but they need to be realistic in current economic times. They expect to refund around 50 million in deposits on the columbus.