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Cessna Citation Ultra


The cabin, cross section is 5 feet wide and 5 feet high and was taken from the Citation II, however, the cabin length was stretched another 20 inches to 17 feet, allowing for seating up to 8 passengers. Cessna announced the Citation V would be upgraded and modernized in September, 1993. The Citation V was upgraded once again to the Citation V Ultra with more modern avionics and engines.

The Citation Ultra was developed from the base design of the Citation V, and larger Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines were installed. The Pratt & Whitney, JT15D-5D engines produce 3,045 pounds of thrust per engine. This incredible thrust enables the Ultra to climb at an initial rate from sea level of 4,100 feet per minute, and is able to reach a maximum cruising altitude of 45,000 feet. The avionics were upgraded to the very reliable, user friendly and intuitive, Honeywell Primus 1000 EFIS, Electronic Flight Instrument System, with three CRT displays. The Citation Ultra is extremely easy to fly and operate, cost effective, low maintenance, very safe, reliable, practical, affordable, and versatile aircraft, able to operate from short runways at high altitudes and temperatures due to its straight wing design that is a tradeoff for top end speed, at 495 miles per hour.

The straight wing design allows the aircraft to fly at very low approach speeds as well, maximizing safety and landing performance. The Citation Ultra will transport passengers comfortably and quietly just over 2,255 miles with a 45 minute reserve of fuel if faced with inclement, rapidly changing weather. The equivalent distance is from Palm Springs, CA to Chicago, IL with a very safe and comfortable reserve of fuel for diverting to an alternate airport. The Citation Ultra’s range comfortably reaches from Palm Springs, CA well into Canada and Mexico with a large reserve of fuel. The Citation Ultra is the perfect aircraft when considering hourly cost, capability, range, speed, takeoff, climb and landing performance, and comfort. It is no wonder why the Citation Ultra and Citation 560 series aircraft is one of the most popular business aircraft ever built.

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