A Traveler’s Guide to Business Jets: Midsize Aircraft: Cessna Citation X

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In February 1997, less than a year after golfer Arnold Palmer took delivery of the first plane off the production line, the Citation X won the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J. Collier Trophy, an annual award presented for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in the United States. In January 2002, Cessna began delivering Citation Xs with upgraded engines, which give the 12-passenger planes a maximum cruising speed of 604 mph.

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Typical purchase price: $19.4 million

Maximum cruising speed: 604 mph

Range: 3,901 miles

Passengers: 12

Baggage capacity :72 cu ft

Cabin Length: 23 feet, 6 inches

Cabin Width: 5 feet, 7 inches

Cabin Height: 5 feet, 8 inches

Ceiling: 51,000 feetC

Charter operators: Delta AirElite, Executive  Jet Management,  PrivatAir,TAG Aviation

Fractional providers: Flight Options, NetJets

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