Private Preview 2014: X Factor

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The wait is almost over for the upgrade to Cessna’s midsize Citation X. Announced in 2010, the $22.95 million jet is on track for FAA certification and entry into service in early 2014. (The original Citation X entered service in 1996.)

In October, the FAA verified a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.935 (or 617 mph) for the new jet, enabling Cessna to reclaim the title of the world’s fastest civilian aircraft from Gulfstream and its G650. Before the G650, the record had belonged to the original Citation X.

The update includes new Rolls-Royce engines that generate 270 additional pounds of thrust and, for the cockpit, Garmin’s new touchscreen G5000 avionics package. The new Citation X has a range beyond 3,700 miles and a flight ceiling of 51,000 feet. The cabin, which features touchscreen controls and wireless connectivity for personal devices, is more than a foot longer than that of its predecessor and seats as many as 12 passengers.

Cessna, www.cessna.com

The 19-passenger copter will have an extended range and features to ensure maximum comfort…
The jet’s large floor plan allows for the addition of an office and a bedroom…
The six-seat, twin-engine jet has a reworked interior and upgraded technology…
The two-seat jet is being developed for both private and military flying…
The design concept incorporates technology found on Mercedes-Benz automobiles…
The new improvement to the BBJ private aircraft reduces drag and adds range…
The company’s design could reduce the flight time between Washington, D.C., and Paris by 3 hours…
The ergonomic chair promises to make long-range flight much more comfortable…
The fractional provider recently took delivery of a custom G450LXi, with more on the way…
The simulated fireplace replicates the heat, sound, and intensity of a real fire…