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

<< Back to Robb Report, January 2005
  • Fluto Shinzawa

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

From Around the Web...
The Latitude treats passengers to the largest cabin in its class…
The programmable exterior graphics can display any logo, design, or artwork…
From understated to outlandish, these stunning designs take jet and helicopter cabins to new...
The 60-foot-long cabin boasts a full shower, a full galley, a formal dining area, and a video...
The agencies are experimenting with new designs to make planes cleaner, quieter, and more versatile...
With 37 private suites, gourmet meals, and a bar, international flights are now downright inviting…
Robb Report’s Private Aviation Advisory Board members choose the top aircraft in each class…
The G650ER cruises faster and farther than any other business aircraft…
Oversized windows and a luxe layout will give passengers a pampered perspective on air travel…
New itineraries for 2017 include up to nine countries and travel by a private, 52-seat Boeing 757…