The Cessna Citation Sovereign is a mid-size business jet, the second largest member of the Citation product line; also it is considered a transcontinental airplane and is used principally for corporate travel.
Without spending much more money you will get a great comfort. Your travel air will be an excellent one, because Sovereign was made to satisfy your needs.
Citation Sovereign (model 680) is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C turbofan engines, also having FADEC controls.
This aircraft benefits of the Honeywell Primus Epic glass cockpit avionics suite, combined with dual Honeywell FMZ2000 FMS units.
Due to a moderately swept high aspect ratio wing, it can take off and land in short distances.
It was first exposed to the public in 1998 at the NBAA exposition in Las Vegas.
Topspeed is 527 mph
Having nine passengers in a normal cabin configuration and a maximum high-density capacity of 12, in addition to the crew of two, it is an amazing aircraft.
First flight of the Sovereign took place in February, 2002, with FAA certification obtained in June, 2004. Customer deliveries also began in 2004.
So Cessna Citation Sovereign, an impressive mid-size business jet, stands out by its performance, it can range nearly 3,300 statute miles (5,272 km) nonstop, it can take off from runways as short as 3,640 feet (1,109 m), climb directly to 43,000 feet (13,106 m) in just 23 minutes and cruise at speeds up to 458 knots (848 km/hr).
Cessna Citation Sovereign Exterior
Some important characteristics of this aircraft exterior are the versatility of a much lighter aircraft and the responsive handling, thanks to a moderately swept supercritical wing design together with the exceptional power-to-weight characteristics.
The Citation Sovereign is an extraordinary aircraft for your business or for your family, having a large external baggage compartment, nearly 100 cubic feet (2.83 m3), a trailing-link landing gear that facilitates the landings on runways as short as 2,650 feet (808 m) and also a solid airstair entryway that makes the boarding easier.
|Height||20 ft 4 in (6.2 m)|
|Length||63 ft 6 in (19.35 m)|
|Wingspan||63 ft 4 in (19.3 m)|
Cessna Citation Sovereign Interior
Supreme comfort available nonstop
Those who fly a lot know that that cabin comfort is an absolute necessity, to keep your mind sharp and your energy high.
The Sovereign cabin length measures more than 25-foot (7.7 m) and the height it’s 68 in (1.73 m), a significantly larger cabin, providing the comfort that you need.
With standard seating for nine passengers in a typical cabin configuration and a maximum high-density capacity of 12, in addition to the crew of two, it is a remarkable aircraft.
Sovereign also have a refreshment center with two hot beverage tanks, a private lavatory with hot and cold water vanity and center line closet with room for garment bags, coats and other carry-on things.
A comfortable interior outfitted with plenty of seated head and shoulder room, where the seats are adjustable and can be reclined in different positions, also they’ll rotate 180 degrees for a diversity of conversational groupings.
You will find here an attractively crafted cabinetry – offering many advantages, having storage for glassware, cutlery, china, ice and more, also the private large lavatory- with solid sliding doors, flushing toilet.
The Sovereign offer 100 cubic feet (2.8 m3) of external baggage capacity and if this isn’t sufficient, the centerline closet provides enough room to store several full-size garment bags.
|Height||68 in (1.73 m)|
|Width||66 in (1.68 m)|
|Length||25 ft 3 in (7.7 m)|
|Standard Seating Capacity||9|
|Baggage Capacity||135 cubic ft (3.8 cubic m)|
Cessna Citation Sovereign Avionics
It benefit of the Honeywell Primus Epic glass cockpit avionics suite, combined with dual Honeywell FMZ2000 FMS units.
This supremely capable system incorporate some of the most advanced navigation and flight control capabilities ever presented in this category of business jet, including approach plate capability and electronic charts. This means that Sovereign also will take you far into the future.
For most favorable situational awareness, two Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) show altitude, airspeed, aircraft attitude, vertical speed and heading references at the pilot’s and copilot’s stations.
One PFD flank centrally mounted display, serves as a Multi-Function Display (MFD) and one serves as an Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) display.
Other important elements of the aircraft avionics are: a Radio tuning, a cursor control devices located in the center pedestal or through either FMS.
Flight Management System
Dual Honeywell flight management systems (FMS) are incorporated into the standard Epic system for full flight-regime navigation administration and characterize a worldwide navigation database.
The system integrates dual GPS receivers, DME-DME and VOR-DME cross-reference for highly specify positioning anywhere around the world. Also are included Vertical navigation and GPS approach capabilities.
Cessna Citation Sovereign Engine
Citation Sovereign (model 680) is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C turbofan engines, rated at 5,770 pounds (25.67 kN) of takeoff thrust apiece and also having FADEC controls, the Sovereign will take you far, fast.
Excellent power-to-weight features - merged with a moderately swept supercritical wing design - offer this extraordinary performer the responsive handling and versatility of a much lighter aircraft.
Some essential features have to be mentioned like:
- this aircraft can takes off from runways as short as 3,640 feet (1,109 m),
- it can climb directly to 43,000 feet (13,106 meters) in just 23 minutes,
- it can cruise at speeds up to 458 knots (527 mph or 848 km/hr) in comfort,
- it can cross the United States nonstop carrying five passengers and full fuel - with a maximum range of 3,276 statute miles (5,272 km),
- it can land softly thanks to the trailing-link gear having ample NBAA IFR fuel reserves.
The Cessna created a Sure Thing - Cessna Citation Sovereign, a cool business jet.
The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C turbofan engine is a 4.4:1 high-bypass ratio, twin spool design with damage resistant wide chord fan.
Four axial and one centrifugal compressor stages guide to high efficiency, low emission, through-flow combustor and five turbine stages.
Hydraulically actuated, target-type thrust reversers are enclosed to each engine.
Cessna Citation Sovereign Safety
There are a lot of reasons why the Citation sold more aircrafts than anyone else in history. The exceptional performance and payload are the most important characteristics but we can add the interior comfort, reliability, value and the peace of mind that comes standard with every Cessna aircraft.
Safety commences with a durable and stable airframe that is stress-tested five times the aircraft’s regular lifetime.
The Citation aircraft landed more than 18 million times and have logged more than 20 million flight hours that means good performances.
The familiarity to the controls and the ease of pilot operation will give you more confidence to take your family and to have a nice trip.
The blend of the latest thinking in human factors engineering, the ergonomics and user experience design to create environments, will make your trip safer, simpler and more pleasurable.
“Any new part, structure or material has to earn its way onto our aircraft.”
What that means for Cessna customers is that this jet has been tested exhaustively to demonstrate its stability and trustworthiness.
Now, the pilot operation will not require much effort, because you’ll notice certain "rightness" to the flight deck, a sense of familiarity to the controls and that make flying safer, simpler and more pleasurable.
The best devotion to offer some of the safest aircraft in the world comes only from Cessna.
|Single Pilot Certified||No|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||458 ktas (848 km/h)|
|Certified Ceiling||47,000 ft (14,326 m)|
|Takeoff Distance||3,640 ft (1,109 m)|
|Landing Distance||2,650 ft (808 m)|
|Rate of Climb at Sea Level||4,016 fpm (1,224 mpm)|
|Range||2,847 nm (5,273 km)|
|Maximum Weights||Citation Sovereign|
|Ramp Weight||30,550 lb (13,857 kg)|
|Takeoff Weight||30,300 lb (13,744 kg)|
|Landing Weight||27,100 lb (12,292 kg)|
|Zero Fuel Weight||20,800 lb (9,435 kg)|
|Usable Fuel Capacity||11,223 lb (5,091 kg)|
|Typically-Equipped Empty Weight||18,150 lb (8,233 kg)|
|Useful Load||12,400 lb (5,625 kg)|
|Maximum Payload||2,650 lb (1,202 kg)|
|Full-Fuel Payload||1,177 lb (534 kg)|
|Manufacturer||Pratt & Whitney|
|Model (Number)||PW306C (2)|
|Power Output (thrust)||5,770 lb (25.67 kN)|
|Time Between Overhauls||6,000 hr|
Pricing and Cost
Please contact a Cessna sales representative for current pricing and availability.
|Operating Costs||Citation Sovereign|
|Cost per Mile||$4.65|
|Cost per Hour||$1,911|