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Cessna 500 Citation I. Features. A photo.
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Cessna 500 Citation I. Features. A photo.

Cessna 500 Citation I. Features. A photo.

 

Cessna 500 Citation I - US small-sized turbofan business jet, designed to carry six passengers.

Design and development of the aircraft began in mid-60-ies of the last century, and in 1969, the aircraft was first introduced to the public, and after a few months the aircraft came into mass production.

 

Photo Cessna 500 Citation I

 

Initially, the aircraft Cessna 500 Citation I was meant for business air travel, but later when the production of these aircraft have already been terminated, the aircraft began to operate a number of airlines for charter flights.

Due to the relatively low price, fairly efficient flight performance, modern avionics, ease of management and maintenance, the aircraft has become quite popular among customers, but taking into account the rapid development of air equipment, aircraft Cessna 500 Citation I was difficult to compete with other aircraft manufacturers, in view of which the release these aircraft ceased in 1985 year.

 

Cessna 500 Citation I photo

 

As the power plant, on airplanes Cessna 500 Citation I used two turbofan aircraft engines Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1B, total thrust 19,54 kN, which in turn allows the aircraft to reach speeds in 750 km \ h, on a practical range in almost 2,5 thousand kilometers. Experts do not rule out that the range of a small Cessna 500 Citation I was one of the reasons for the decline in demand among customers.

Despite the fairly modern design and high quality equipment installed on board an aircraft, the aircraft did not read security - of 45-year period of operation, officially nacchitano about 53 crashes, moreover, the data presented do not take into account the various types of emergencies almost led to disastrous consequences .

In 1976 year, the American aircraft manufacturers have presented a new version of the aircraft - Cessna 501 Citation I / SP, the main distinguishing feature of which was that the plane could run one pilot, making operation of the aircraft easier and cheaper.

Inner beauty Cessna 500 Citation I quite comfortable and convenient for passengers while on board an aircraft can lift a large enough amount of cargo - the payload of the aircraft is more than 2,3 t.

 

The passenger compartmentCessna 500 Citation I

 

operators:

 

  • Austria:
    • City-jet Luftfahrtgesellschaft;
  • Brazil
    • Riana Taxi Aéreo;
  • Venezuela:
    • Air Global;
  • Spain:
    • Ibiza Flights;
  • Italy:
    • Aeroitalia;
  • Canada:
    • Skyward Aviation;
  • Colombia:
    • Transportes Aéreos Air Pereira;
  • U.S.:
    • Air Trek;
    • Dancing Wind Aviation;
    • Jet Wings;
    • Marlin Air;
    • Premier Air Management;
    • Yates Aviation;
  • Philippines:
    • Air Span.

 

Aircraft Cessna 500 Citation I operated mostly as a business jet, as well as aircraft for charter flights.

 

Specifications Cessna 500 Citation I.

 

  • Crew: 2 people (depending on version);
  • Passenger: 6 people (depending on version);
  • aircraft Length: 13,27 m .;
  • Wingspan: 14,35 m .;
  • Plane Height: 4,37 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 3008 kg .;
  • Payload: 2367 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 5375 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 662 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 750 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2459 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 12495 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-1B;
  • Link: 2 × 9,77 kN.

 

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