The Cessna Citation X
In 1990 the Cessna Aircraft Company initiated development of a super midsize private jet with the specific intention of creating a new standard for aviation in luxurious air travel. Of course, Cessna having been designing and producing state of the art aircrafts since the the late 1920’s wasn’t new to the game by any means, but felt it was time to introduce an innovative jet focusing on speed without compromising interior comfort, noise control and safety. And, while Cessna had been creating top of the line jets, it was generally accepted that their planes weren’t as spry and fast as some competitor manufacturers. No doubt this perception compelled them to climb to new heights and bring to fruition a mid size jet that would surpass the competition.
To achieve this feat, Cessna had to go back to the drawing board and design a new wing, tail, and avionics systems. In addition Cessna coordinated with Rolls Royce for the Citation X’s engine and avionics. For the first time in the history of aviation these commercial style engines were used in a private jet. Without the integration of the two Rolls Royce AE 3007C engines that provide a thrust of 6764 pounds the Citation X could not fly a mile every six seconds as it does or achieve it’s staggering top speed of Mach 0.92. In common vernacular, these data mean that the Citation X can fly from New York to Los Angeles in just four hours – this is no small feat at a full hour faster than the majority of private business jets. Furthermore, Cessna built this jet not only for sprints but also for the marathon and is capable of providing passengers with transcontinental flights whenever necessary. Naturally, Cessna couldn’t ignore the interior and managed to provide world class, luxury seating in the cabin.
In 2010 Cessna elected to implement some improvements to their design with new flight displays, upgraded AE 3007C2 engines, better fuel consumption and slightly increased thrust as well as increased cruising speed. In addition the cabin has been extended to provide greater comfort for passengers. Although none of these modifications were imperative, Cessna has a continued commitment and ongoing mission to achieve more and do better whenever and wherever possible. Today, they’ve demonstrated that dedication with the Citation X in addition to the rest of their fleet.
Like Cessna, Exclusive Charter Jets is committed to providing its clientele with the very best in world class pilots and jets that provide safe, efficient and luxurious travel for business and pleasure alike. If you and the team at the office need a regional or international flight that is convenient and fast, ECS can offer you the Citation X for you and up to seven other passengers. See our entire fleet to find the jet that best serves your needs.