Cessna Citation Encore

An impressive blend of performance, safety, and comfort

The Cessna Citation Encore is the pinnacle of the original Citation family, offering an impressive blend of performance, safety, and comfort. With roots dating back to the late 1960s, the Encore continues to embody the revolutionary concept of combining jet safety and comfort with short-field performance.

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Design and Comfort


Seats seven passengers in a center-club configuration with a belted lavatory for an eighth passenger.

Baggage Space:

Large aft baggage compartment equipped with a ski tube.

In-Cabin Amenities:

Includes XM satellite radio, Bose noise-cancelling headsets, a satellite phone, and a refreshment center.


Fully-enclosed for privacy.

Performance and Power


Capable of flying up to 1700 statute miles, for example, from Palm Springs to Chicago.


Maximum operating altitude of 45,000 feet, allowing it to fly over most weather conditions.

Advanced Systems


Equipped with Honeywell’s Primus 1000 avionics suite.

Safety Systems:

Features Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) and Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II).

Historical Context


Cessna introduced the concept of a light jet capable of operating on short airstrips, traditionally the domain of turbo-prop aircraft.


Since its FAA certification in 1971, the Citation family has seen significant technological advancements but has always remained a reliable performer.

Unique Traits

Name Origin:

The Citation name is derived from a Triple Crown-winning thoroughbred stallion.


While not known for speed, the Encore excels in virtually every other category, including performance, safety, comfort, reliability, class, and value.


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