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.
Had a great flight yesterday. The pilots were amazing. Got us thru a storm and wind with hardly a bump. Very impressive.
The trip was great. We were scheduled to depart at 9:00am. My parents arrived at the Bermuda Dunes Airport around 8:15. The pilots were ready a long time before that. They asked if we wanted to leave early and we got my father loaded up in the jet and left 8:30am. You couldn’t do that with a commercial flight. The pilots were very courteous and professional. They made us feel safe and comfortable before the flight and during the flight.
I used to charter from other companies, until I met the personnel from Desert Jet. I haven’t flown with anybody else in the last 10 years. Desert Jet is an organization that puts safety first, and I appreciate their professionalism.
They are professional; they care about what they do. It’s a top notch organization right here in our backyard.
Thanks for the super crisp, professional, and friendly service…will definitely use you guys again!
Thanks for taking care of (my associate), he was delighted.
I just wanted to send an email about our wonderful flying experience with the company. We booked a flight for four to San Francisco for April 15 – 18… What an absolutely great holiday getaway. Your staff are so wonderful, the pilot was great and the overall experience was above expectations. We are hoping to go again this fall and sure hope we can make our dates work to fly with you. Thanks for making our weekend such a memorable holiday for all us.
We had a great trip and hope to be able to do it again. Love the pilots!
Thank you all so much for a fabulous flight! What a first class operation! Archie panted the whole way but T-bone acted as though this was “normal” for him! We loved the two pilots….what great guys! I look forward to a long relationship! Thank you again for everything….especially the Bones and Scones cookies.
Thanks again for making the past year of charters truly a great experience. It’s enjoyable to business with such a well-organized and professional company. You and the team at Desert Jet make the following business statement a reality – “committed to excellence in customer service”.