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Citation V/Ultra Private Jet

The Cessna Citation V (Model 560) is a turbofan business jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. The small to mid-size class of Citation brand business jets encompasses a number of distinct aircraft "families", and the Citation V was the basis for one of these families. This family includes the Citation V, the Citation Ultra, the Citation Encore, and the Citation Encore+. Some models are employed by the United States military using the designation UC-35.

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Design and development

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After lengthening the Citation I to make the II, Cessna decided to increase the cabin size again, stretching the fuselage by another 20 inches (510 mm), producing the biggest member of the straight-wing family, the Model 560 Citation V. The first prototype flew in August 1987, and certification was granted in December, 1988. The aircraft utilized the T-47A's JT15D5A engines for improved performance. By the time the aircraft was superseded in 1994, 262 had been built.

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Citation V/Ultra Private JetIn 1993, Cessna decided to update the Citation V design, and announced Cessna opted to modernize the Citation V design in 1993, and unveiled the Citation Ultra, with the main differences being in the engines, which were the latest JT15D-5D version, and the standard avionics suite, which was replaced with the Honeywell Primus 1000 EFIS glass cockpit. The Primus 1000 made the standard "round dial" flight instruments obsolete, with three CRT computer screens, one for each pilot and one center multifunction display. In 1994, the Ultra was named Flying magazine's "Best Business Jet". Ultra production ran from 1994 to 1999.

The UC-35A is the United States Army designation and UC-35C is the United States Marine Corps designation for the Citation Ultra.

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Later, in 1998, the Model 560 was enhanced again as the Citation Encore, with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535A engines and increased fuel capacity. The Encore became certified in April 2000 with initial delivery in late September 2000. The next upgrade was the Citation Encore+, with the addition of FADEC-controlled PW535B engines and Rockwell-Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite. The Encore+ was certified by the FAA in December 2006, with deliveries of production aircraft expected in the first quarter of 2007.

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The UC-35B is the Army designation and UC-35D is the Marine Corps designation for the Citation Encore.

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General Info

Category Jet
Crew 2
Passengers 8 standard, max 11
Cruise Speed 796kmh 430kts
Max Range 3,650 km 1,960NM
Powerplants Two Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5D turbofan, 3,045 lbf (13.55 kN) each.

Dimensions (External)

Wingspan 15.90m 52ft. 2in.
Wing area 29.9m² 322ft.²
Length 14.90m 48ft. 9in.
Height 4.63m 15ft. 2in.

Dimensions (Internal) Cabin

Length 5.2m 17.3ft
Width 1.4m 4.8ft
Height 1.4m 4.8ft

Baggage Capacity

Internal Volume 2.0m³ 67ft³


Empty Weight 4,261kgs. 9,395lbs.
Max Takeoff Weight 7,394kgs. 16,300lbs.
Max Fuel Weight 2,223kgs. 4,900lbs.
Max Landing Weight 6,895kgs. 15,200lbs.
Basic Operating Weight 4,264kgs. 9,400lbs.
Max Payload 816kgs. 1,800lbs.
Useful Load 3,039kgs. 6,700lbs.


Cruise Speed 796km/h 430kts
Max Range 3,650kms 1,960nm
Max Operating Altitude 13,716m 45,000ft.


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Interior of the Citation V/Ultra Private Jet

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Layout of a Citation V/Ultra Private Jet
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