TYPE: Light business jet.

PROGRAMME: Initial design studies, then as turboprop, began in 1996-97; twin-jet configuration chosen in early 2001; announced at NBAA Convention, Orlando, Florida, 10 September 2002, when cabin mockup unveiled. New design but with wing scaled down from Citation Sovereign; smallest of Cessna jet family. First flight anticipated in May 2005; certification to FAR Pt 23 (day, night, VFR, IFR, single pilot, known icing and RVSM) expected by mid-2006, with deliveries starting in fourth quarter. Target production rate 150 to 200 per year.

CUSTOMERS: Some 330 ordered by July 2003, of which approximately half were for US customers. Announced customers include three-times Formula One World Drivers' Champion Nelson Piquet, who ordered one on 11 September 2002 and Delta Aero-Taxi of Florence, Italy, which ordered seven on 21 October 2002 for its fractional ownership programme.

COSTS: US$2,295 million (2002).

DESIGN FEATURES: Low-wing, T tail and twin, podded, rearmounted turbofans in usual Cessna business jet configuration, but second type to employ new Sovereign wing planform.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Ailerons and elevator hom-balanced. Right-adjustable tabs in port aileron, rudder and both elevators. Slotted flaps.

STRUCTURE: Generally of aluminium alloy; riveted and bonded joints, as required. Three-spar wing; centresection, including fuel tank, mounted below fuselage to avoid penetration of pressure vesseL Semi-monocoque fuselage of frames and stringers with sheet metal skin; forward and aft pressure bulkheads.

LANDING GEAR: Nosewheel type; retractable. Single wheel on each leg. Trailing-link mainwheels retract inwards, nosewheel forwards; hydraulic actuation. Manually steerable nosewheel. Disc brakes with anti-skid on mainwheels.

POWER PLANT: TWO pod-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofans, each rated at 6.00 kN (1,350 lb st) at ISA+15°C, with dual-channel FADEC.

ACCOMMODATION: TWO pilots on flight deck; four passengers in club configuration in cabin; rearmost pair of seats have centre console with single 12 V DC power outlet, dual cup holders and storage area. Door port side, ahead of wing; emergency exit, starboard, over wing. Chemical lavatory with privacy curtain opposite door. Recessed central aisle; storage and refreshments cabinets behind each pilot's seat, facing cabin. Nose and aft baggage compartments both unpressurised, with external, port-side access only. Cabin pressuirised to 0.57 bar (8.3 Ib/sq in), giving 2,440 ra (8,000 ft) environment at 12,500 m (41,000 ft). Air conditioning vents in cabin sidewalk.

SYSTEMS: Electrical system supplied by two starter/generators via left and right busses; separate emergency bus. Hydrauhc system for landing gear actuation; icing protection for wing, tailplane, windscreen and engine air intakes; certified for flight into known icing. Vapour cycle air conditioning system with distribution via sidewalls and overhead panels.

AVIONICS: Garmin G1OOO as core system.
Comms: Dual VHF/COM; Mode S transponder: dual audio controls.
Flight: Dual VHF/NAV/LOC/GS; GPS; ADF; DME; marker beacon receiver; flight director; digital AHRS three-axis autopilot with yaw damper; air data computer; traffic/terrain awareness systems.
Instrumentation: Dual 25.4 cm (10 in) active matrix LCD screens for MFD functions; single 38.1 cm (15 in) MFD for display of navigation, engine indication, weather, traffic and terrain data. Standby instruments.

Wing span 12.88 m (42 ft 3 in)
Length overall 11.86 m (38 ft 11 in)
Height overall 4.19 m (13 ft 9 in)
Cabin: Length between pressure bulkheads 4.42 m (14 ft 6 in)
Length excl flight deck 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)
Max width 1.40 m (4 ft 7 in)
Max height 1.37 m (4 ft 6 in)
Door width 0.61 m (2 ft 0 in)
Baggage compartment volume:
nose 0.57 m3(20.0 cu ft)
tail 0.71 m3 (25.0 cu ft)
Basic operating weight 2,336 kg (5,150 lb)
Max fuel 1.170 kg (2,580 lb)
Payload with max fuel, one pilot 272 kg (600 lb)
PERFORMANCE (estimated):  
Cruising speed at FL350 340 kt (630 km/h; 391 mph)
T - O balanced field length 950 m (3,120 ft)
Certified ceiling 12,500 m (41,000 ft)
Range, 45 min reserves 1,300 n miles (2,407 km; 1,496 miles)