Cessna Citation Sovereign

Cessna Citation Sovereign

Cessna Citation Sovereign is an American mid-size business jet developed by Cessna. The Sovereign is considered a transcontinental aircraft and is used primarily for corporate travel. It is currently the second largest member of the Citation product line, with only the Citation X being larger.

Role : Business jet
Manufacturer : Cessna
First flight : February 2002
Introduced : 2004
Status : In production
Number built : > 290
Unit cost : $US17.5 Milion

Cessna saw the need for a high-performance jet midway In the late 1990s. The result was the Model 680 Citation Sovereign, powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C turbofan engines with FADEC controls.

Cessna uses the Honeywell Primus Epic glass cockpit avionics suite, coupled with dual Honeywell FMZ2000 FMS units. Its claim to fame is that it can take off and land in short distances, thanks to a moderately swept high aspect ratio wing, and (when light) 92 knot Vref speed.


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 8-12 passengers
  • Payload: 2,680 lb (1,216 kg)
  • Length: 63 ft 6 in (19.37 m)
  • Wingspan: 63 ft 1 in (19.24 m)
  • Height: 20 ft 4 in (6.2 m)
  • Empty weight: 17,700 lb (8,029 kg)
  • Useful load: 12,430 lb (5,638 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 30,300 lb (13,743 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C turbofans, 5686 lbs (2580 kg) each


  • Maximum speed: 458 knots (848 km/h)
  • Range: 2,847 nm (5,273 km)
  • Service ceiling: 47,000 ft (14,326 m)
  • Rate of climb: 4,016 ft/min
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