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

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Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cessna Citation Mustang
AIRCRAFT NAME
Citation Mustang
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cessna
RANGE
718 nm
SPEED
340 kts
PASSENGERS
4 people
ACQUISITION COST
$2650000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PW615F 2
AVIONICS
Garmin G1000
WINGSPAN
43.16 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
Yes

Aircraft History

Cessna announced the Citation Mustang at the 2002 NBAA convention. It is Cessna’s entry into the very light jet category, although Cessna does not use that moniker. The Citation Mustang is powered by two Pratt and Whitney PW615F engines that produce 1,350 pounds of thrust each. Cessna used a Citation Jet as the test bed for these engines, logging 110 hours of flight before trying them out on the Mustang. In terms of cabin size and performance, it fits in between the Eclipse/A700 size jets and the CJ1 family of light jets.
 
The first flight was April 2005. Certification was received in September 2006 and deliveries began in early 2007. The Mustang is certified for single pilot operations.