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Cessna Citation Sovereign Business Jet

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The Cessna Sovereign is the latest mid-sized business jet to arrive from the Cessna factory in its line of ever popular Citation series aircraft. The aircraft has kept many of the features of the earlier Citation models, but with a larger cabin and increased capability for longer ranger operations, including international missions.

For an aircraft of its size, it can operate into and out of surprisingly short airfields with a full load and still have a very useful range, allowing utmost convenience as well as class.


Cabin/Seating Layout

The spacious cabin of the Sovereign has the same cross section as the Citation X. The cabin is a constant 1.67m throughout and 9.7 m in length. The isle is dropped which allows additional headroom when walking through the cabin.

The Sovereign is the only aircraft in its class which offers eight individual seats in a double-club configuration. In additional to this is a sideways facing seat, which can comfortably seat an extra passenger or flight attendant. The seats can be rotated through 180 degrees to suit and retractable tray tables are available.

A large galley area is installed in the forward cabin, and a toilet and vanity is located in the rear cabin as well as a storage area for suits and carry-on baggage.

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Luggage Storage

The Sovereign features a large, heated baggage area in the rear fuselage. This area is separate to the main cabin and enables it to be kept clear and spacious.


Range/Airstrip Capability

With a full passenger load, the Sovereign can takeoff from airfields as short as 1100 metres and still achieve a range of over 2500nm (4630km) at a speed of 430 kts. This is remarkable for a jet of this size and provides great flexibility and convenience for travellers.

The aircraft will travel comfortably direct from Sydney to Perth in 4 Hours 30 Minutes, and can reach South-East Asia from the Australian east-coast with a single stop.



The Sovereign is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C Turbofans which produce 5690lb (25.3kN) of thrust. The engines are computer controlled and monitored by electronic FADEC systems and are also fitted with thrust reversers.

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Cessna Citation Sovereign Cabin Interior



The Sovereign features a full glass-cockpit with 4 large LCD multi-function displays. State-of-the-art avionics systems include 3 axis autopilot, dual Flight Management Systems (FMS), GPS, Colour Weather Radar, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) and Traffic Collision and Avoidance System (TCAS II).




Citation Sovereign Business Jet


Key Advantages

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Number of passengers 8-9
Crew 2 pilots + flight attendant (if req'd)
Maximum Altitude 47,000 ft
Cruising Speed 430kts (796 km/hr)
Range (max) 2500nm (4630 km)
Performance Very Good
Luggage Storage Very Good
Toilet Yes
Galley Yes
Additional Features Dual Flight Management System (FMS), Full Glass Cockpit Technology, GPS Navigation, Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II), Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS)


For more information or a quote on the Citation Sovereign or any other air charter requirement, please contact our specialist charter managers on 1800 747 300 who will be glad to assist with any enquiry.


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