Cessna Citation III

One of the best-selling jets of its era

The Cessna Citation III, introduced in 1983, marked a significant departure from its predecessors, the Citation I and II. Designed to compete in the high-performance, long-range, mid-size jet category, the Citation III became one of the best-selling jets of its era with 202 units manufactured.

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Unmatched Comfort

Quiet Cabin:

The Citation III offers a serene environment, allowing passengers to relax or work without distraction.

Spacious Seating:

The cabin typically features a 4-place club section and two forward-facing seats in the aft cabin, with the option of a single or two-place divan in the forward cabin.

Fully Enclosed Lavatory:

A fully functional lavatory with a sink enhances the overall comfort level.

Superior Performance

High Speed:

With cruising speeds of Mach .83 or 543 mph, the Citation III is designed for quick travel.

Impressive Range:

Capable of transporting 6 passengers over a range of 2,553 miles, this jet is ideal for long-haul flights.


The Citation III set two time-to-climb records in 1983 and a class speed record from Gander to Le Bourget in 5 hours and 13 minutes.

Exceptional Amenities

Baggage Space:

With 61 cubic feet of storage, the Citation III can easily accommodate all your luggage needs for extended trips.

Advanced Features

Innovative Design:

The aircraft features a swept, super-critical wing and a “T” tail, designed for high-speed, long-range flight.

Lightweight Materials:

The use of lightweight composites and smooth-bonded materials reduces surface drag.

Proven Engines:

Powered by Garrett TFE731 turbofan engines, derived from heavy airliner auxiliary power units, the Citation III offers reliable performance.


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