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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