Cessna Citation 500 – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

Compare the fixed costs, variable cost, and performance of Cessna Citation 500 to over 500 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, with accurate data from Conklin & de Decker.

Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cessna Citation 500
AIRCRAFT NAME
Citation 500
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cessna
RANGE
730 nm
SPEED
355 kts
PASSENGERS
5 people
ACQUISITION COST
$200000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada JT15D-1 2
AVIONICS
Sperry SPZ-500
WINGSPAN
47.1 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

The Cessna 500 Citation and 500 Citation I were the pioneers of the entry-level light business jet market. The success of these aircraft formed the world's largest family of corporate jets.
 
In October 1968, Cessna announced plans to build a new eight-seat jet-powered business aircraft that would be capable of operating into airfields already served by light and medium twins. This aircraft, the Fanjet 500, flew for the first time on September 15, 1969. The new jet was renamed the Citation.