The Cessna Citation X is the fastest business jet aircraft and also the third fastest civil airplane ever, with a top speed of Mach 0.92 (604 mph at 41,000ft ASL (12,700meters ASL).
To date, Citation Xs have flown the corresponding of four trips to the sun, taken off and landed around 1 million times.
Also their average duration in the air is the highest in the entire Citation fleet.

  • 2009 - 2010 Cessna Citation X
  • Year:
    2009- 2010
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Rolls-Royce AE3007C1 turbofan
  • Top Speed:
    604 mph
  • Price:
    2,580 per hour

Obviously, the X has earned its worth as one of business aviation’s elaborate, best and all-time favorite aircraft. With Cessna Citation X aircraft, the fastest business jet in history, you will save a lot of time compared to other conventional business jets. The certification, FAA FAR Part 25, was achieved on June 3, 1996 and the FAA supplemental type certification in 2009.
The Citation X was in many manners a completely new aircraft and the first aircraft from Cessna that use fully integrated avionics and also a Rolls-Royce engine, although this aircraft may look similar to its predecessors.
Due to its Rolls-Royce engines and extraordinary aerodynamics, this special performer is, in its category, among the most fuel-efficient business jets ever produced.
The Citation X is a radically different aircraft; it operates having a totally new wing design, engines, and features a glass cockpit.

Cessna Citation X Exterior

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Some important advantages that have to be mentioned are: this aircraft is also its most aerodynamically advanced, it is a much slower aircraft in its weight class, using as much fuel as slower aircraft with smaller cabins, you’ll arrive at your destination faster.
Every contour of Citation X and every edge have been particularly defined to reduce aerodynamic friction while functioning at high speeds, growing both speed and efficiency.
The Citation X’s wing is slung below the fuselage rather than passing through it. This permits increased volume in the fuselage, a one-piece wing, and simplified wing-fuselage relations.

Wingspan- 19.48 m

The Citation X is an extraordinary aircraft for your business or for your family, having the tailcone storage compartment heated, pressurized and large enough to hold a minivan-load of baggage.
One of the most gorgeous and luxurious places on Planet is often several miles above the Earth, but the people not very often get to spend much time there.
With Citation X, in an extraordinarily short amount of time, the passengers get where they’re going.

Dimensions Citation X
Height 19 ft 3 in (5.87 m)
Length 72 ft 4 in (22.04 m)
Wingspan 63 ft 11 in (19.48 m)

Cessna Citation X Interior

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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.
The generous head and shoulder room gives each passenger his own plenty space.
The Citation X cabin length has almost 24 feet (7.29 meters) and the height measures 1.73 m. You’ll find in the private dressing room a vanity with washbasin and wide countertop, also a flushing toilet and a large closet.

Cabin Configuration

Having a capacity of 8-12 passengers and a refreshment center, the Citation X cabin permits a variety of configurations. We have to remember some important advantages like a centerline closet, an aft lavatory that provides both privacy and numerous storage compartments, also a pressurized, heated luggage compartment with 82 cubic feet (2.32 m3) capacity.

Interior Highlights

The interior is individually designed, you’ll choose from such options as multiple cabin compartments, cabin attendant provisions, communication centers and intercontinental galleys for three-meal service.
The intercontinental galley has catering trays and positions fine china, stemware and cutlery all within easy reach.
Essential elements like a finely appointed lavatory, a flushing toilet, with hot and cold water and cabinetry for storing essentials, bring a touch of good taste.

Dimensions Citation X
Height 68 in (1.73 m)
Width 66 in (1.68 m)
Length 23 ft 11 in (7.29 m)
Standard Seating Capacity 9
Baggage Capacity 82 cubic ft (2.3 cubic m)

Cessna Citation X Avionics

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Flight Management Systems

The fastest aircraft ever built for business, or pleasure, has a phenomenal cockpit with many advantages.
The X panel is dominated by the five 7 x 8-inch (.18 x .20-m) screens: left and right Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) and Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) flank a center-mounted Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System (EICAS) display to provide pilots with a panorama of timely practical and functional information.
Dual Flight Management Systems (FMSs) with the Global Positioning System (GPS) are also standard on the world’s fastest business jet. The crew seats are technically advanced with ergonomics engineered for transcontinental use.
The flight deck permits pilots to command this Mach .92 airplane and understand everything that affects it.

Cessna Citation X Engine

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The world’s fastest business jet.
Now an aircraft doesn’t have to consume more fuel to deliver more speed and the Citation X is part of this category, being the most fuel-efficient business jets from Cessna and the most important elements are its Rolls-Royce engines.
It is the first Cessna airplane to be controlled by a Rolls-Royce engine that has a solid titanium blades and a three-stage low-pressure turbine. This engine has been custom-tailored to the Citation X and now it gives the highest thrust-to-weight ratio with the lowest specific fuel consumption of any business jet in its class. Having all these, the aircraft can cross half a dozen time zones without a refueling stop, also in the same time it will deliver more speed. In only six hours you will arrive from Singapore to Tokyo. Citation X will use as much fuel as midsize jets, having much better performances than these kinds of aircrafts and larger cabins.
Two dual channels FADEC controlled Rolls-Royce AE3007C1 turbo fan engines are placed on the Citation X.

TopSpeed - 604 mph

The Rolls-Royce AE 3007C1 engines features: two-stage high pressure turbine, two spools with a 14-stage axial flow compressor and a three-stage low pressure turbine. Also it has a bypass ratio of 5:1 and is evaluated at a static sea level takeoff thrust of 6,764 pounds (30.09 kN) at 86°F (30°C). Hydraulically actuated, target-type thrust reversers are enclosed to each engine. An APU is incorporated for engine start and other advantages.
Other facilities like hydraulic suspension, spoilerons, flaps, slats, speed brakes, landing gear, thrust reversers, passengers’ door, cargo hatches, stairs, etc. bring a touch of good taste.

Cessna Citation X Safety

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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.

Cockpit commonality

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.

Proven parts

“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.


Performance Citation X
Single Pilot Certified No
Maximum Cruise Speed 525 ktas (972 km/h)
Certified Ceiling 51,000 ft (15,545 m)
Airport Performance
Takeoff Distance 5,140 ft (1,567 m)
Landing Distance 3,400 ft (1,036 m)
Rate of Climb at Sea Level 3,650 fpm (1,113 mpm)
Range 3,070 nm (5,686 km)


Maximum Weights Citation X
Ramp Weight 36,400 lb (16,511 kg)
Takeoff Weight 36,100 lb (16,375 kg)
Landing Weight 31,800 lb (14,424 kg)
Zero Fuel Weight 24,400 lb (11,068 kg)
Usable Fuel Capacity 12,931 lb (5,865 kg)
Typically-Equipped Empty Weight 22,100 lb (10,024 kg)
Useful Load 14,300 lb (6,486 kg)
Maximum Payload 2,300 lb (1,043 kg)
Full-Fuel Payload 1,369 lb (621 kg)
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Powerplant Citation X
Manufacturer Rolls-Royce
Model (Number) AE3007C1 (2)
Power Output (thrust) 6,764 lb (30.09 kN)
Time Between Overhauls 4,500 hr


Pricing and Cost

Please contact a Cessna sales representative for current pricing and availability.

Operating Costs Citation X
Cost per Mile $5.5
Cost per Hour $2,580
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  (1) posted on 04.10.2015

I am not a pilot and I will not be purchasing a Citation x, however, if you have the time I have questions.

So, I was looking at the Specifications for the aircraft and the range is listed at around 3070 nm. Does that include a safety factor? It is not surprising that you would use Rolls engines. I understand that they are much better than Boeing in that power range. I was surprised at the length of the takeoff roll. So this is not for Aspen or such places?

  (1) posted on 04.24.2012

I would love to travel in one of those.

  (553) posted on 04.28.2011

Well, I do agree on you about that thing, women love traveling. And traveling with such nice plane would be the coolest experience ever!

juliabaciu  (14) posted on 04.15.2010

Every girl wants to go to Paris with such a plane. This luxury aircraft is wonderful.

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