Citation II

Citation II Jet Charter

When it entered the market, Cessna Citation II corporate jets redefined how the business aviation community viewed private jet travel.

Produced by Cessna, the Citation II is a legend in the world of light corporate jets. Also knows as the Citation 550 and 551, it provides more cabin space and longer range than other charter jets in its class. With a 16-year production run, the Citation II remains Cessna’s best-selling private jet to date.

Cessna introduced the Citation II as a result of the rapidly growing demand for light business jets in the 1980s. Although a light jet, it has the ability to climb up to 43,000 feet, well above any inclement weather. And with a climb rate of just over 3,000 feet per minute, you’ll reach a comfortable cruise altitude quickly.

Some of its other key performance specs include:

  • Cruise speed: 464mph
  • Range: 1,930 nautical miles
  • Minimum takeoff distance: 3,450 feet

With more room and improved range, this light jet has helped redefine the capabilities of the light jet class. Typical seating configuration allows for two crew members and seven passengers to be seated comfortably. These twin-engine corporate jets are a smart choice for executives who want a comfortable a jet charter that can fly nonstop from Chicago to Dallas.

Citation II Corporate Jets Stand the Test of Time

One of things that set the Citation II apart from its competition when it was first introduced was its simplicity and economy. While other manufacturers were busy trying to produce the most sophisticated aircraft (and subsequently, the most complicated), Cessna went the other way by:

  • Making it easy to fly
  • Utilizing reliable, straightforward design principles
  • Reducing operating and purchase costs
  • Streamlining production costs

With its straight-wing design, Cessna was able to provides improved take-off performance and good in-flight handling, and its avionics systems are certified under FAR Part 25 airworthiness standards. Citation II corporate jets can also be flown by a single pilot, further reducing operating costs and increasing flight planning flexibility.

Citation II Specs.
  • Manufacturer Cessna
  • Max Payload 2500 lb
  • Class Light Jet
  • Take off distance 3450 ft
  • Seating 6
  • Climb rate 3,000 ft/min
  • Lavatory Full
  • Cruise Speed 430 mph
  • Cabin dimensions 4.8 x 3.2 x 16 (H-W-L)
  • Maximum range 2221 mi
  • Storage capacity 77 cu ft
  • Cruise altitude 35,000 ft

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