Price and Operating Costs
A new Cessna Citation Sovereign has a list price of $8,000,000. Based on 400 flight hours per year the Cessna Citation Sovereign’s total annual variable costs are $1,231,488 and total fixed costs are $592,463 for an annual budget of $1,823,951. Which gives the Cessna Citation Sovereign an hourly cost of $4,560 per hour.
Specifications and Performance
The Cessna Citation Sovereign has a 2-person crew and can carry up to 9 passengers. The Cessna Citation Sovereign has a seats full range of 2,620 nm and a maximum cruise speed of 459 kts. The Cessna Citation Sovereign has a normal cruise speed of 459 kts and a long-range cruise of 388 kts. The Cessna Citation Sovereign has a ferry range of 3,010 nm. The Cessna Citation Sovereign has a rate of climb of 4,016 ft/min and a max certified altitude of 47,000 ft. The Cessna Citation Sovereign has a Balanced Field Length (takeoff) of 3,750 ft with the following landing field lengths: FAR-91 of 2,320 ft, FAR-135 of 2,900 ft, and FAR-121 of 3,867 ft. The Cessna Citation Sovereign has a cabin width of 5.5 ft, cabin height of 5.7 ft, and a cabin length of 25.25 ft. The Cessna Citation Sovereign’s wingspan is 63.3 ft and the fuselage is 63.5 ft.
The Sovereign is a new aircraft that combines a slightly modified Citation X cabin, with a brand new wing. Cessna thought about designing an all new fuselage cross section for the Sovereign but decided instead to use the existing fuselage to keep down costs and reduce development time.
The Sovereign is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW-306C engines and has a new, swept supercritical wing. The Sovereign has a Honeywell Epic LCD avionics suite, TCAS and EGPWS.
The first flight of the prototype was made on February 27, 2002. Certification was obtained in 2004 and deliveries started shortly after that.