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The Citation X is Cessna's largest, fastest and longest-range aircraft and is recognized as the fastest business jet in current production. The Citation X has a cabin that is 5 feet longer with greater head and shoulder room than that of the Citation III.
The Citation X comes with FADEC equipped Rolls-Royce AE 3007C1 engines that produce 6,000 pounds of thrust each. The Citation X also has a new technology wing with a sweep of 37 degrees. It has a Honeywell Primus 2000 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) avionics suite with five color LCD displays.
The prototype flew for the first time on December 2, 1993. The first customer delivery was to the golfer, Arnold Palmer, in 1996.
In 2010, Cessna started an update program to the Citation X, dubbed the Citation "Ten." Major changes include the Garmin 5,000 avionics suite, new Rolls-Royce AE3007C2 engine, a 15-inch cabin extension, increased maximum takeoff weight and winglets. The Garmin G5000 Integrated Flight Deck includes three 14-inch displays and four touch-screen control panels. The Rolls-Royce AE3007C2 engines produce more power at a lower fuel consumption than the previous power plants.
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