Cessna Citation Sovereign+ – Operating Costs, Specifications, and Performance Data

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Summary

FULL AIRCRAFT NAME
Cessna Citation Sovereign+
AIRCRAFT NAME
Citation Sovereign+
AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURER
Cessna
RANGE
2773 nm
SPEED
444 kts
PASSENGERS
9 people
ACQUISITION COST
$19730000
ENGINES
Pratt && Whitney Canada PW306D 2
AVIONICS
Garmin G5000 (Intrinzic)
APU
Standard
WINGSPAN
72.3 ft
IFR CERTIFIED
2013

Aircraft History

The Sovereign combines a slightly modified Citation X cabin, with a brand new wing. Cessna thought about designing an all-new fuselage cross section for the Sovereign but decided instead to use the existing fuselage to keep down costs and reduce development time.
 
The Sovereign is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW-306C engines and has a new, swept supercritical wing. The Sovereign has a Honeywell Epic LCD avionics suite, traffic collision avoidance system (TCAS) and enhanced ground proximity warning system (EGPWS).
The first flight of the prototype was made on February 27, 2002. Certification was obtained in 2004 and deliveries started shortly after that.
 
Cessna introduced a new variant of the Citation Sovereign at the 2012 NBAA convention in Orlando, FL. The New Citation Sovereign has an increased range of approximately 150 nautical miles due to the installation of winglets and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines. The New Sovereign is also equipped with the Garmin 5,000 avionics suite.