First flown in 2005, the Citation Mustang private jet produced by American-based Cessna Aircraft Company falls into the recently designated very light jet (VLJ) category. Most private jet charter companies will agree that it is one of the most frequently requested luxury jets by executives looking to fly on quick excursions.
The Citation Mustang allows seating for four passengers and two crewmembers, but is also certified to fly with only one pilot. This private jet was the first in its class to receive FAA certification for flight and also the first to be certified to fly into known icing conditions.
This charter jet boasts a number of key performance indicators, giving those who choose to charter this very light jet an amazing degree flight plan flexibility:
- Range of 1,166 nm
- Cruise speed of 391mph
- Takeoff distance of 3,110 feet
- Runway landings as short at 3,500 feet
Whether it’s for a quick business trip or a vacation getaway, discerning air travellers often use private jet charter companies like Stratos to arrange flights on Citation Mustangs for a variety of flight plans:
- Santa Fe to Oklahoma City
- San Francisco to LA
- Philadelphia to Columbus
At the heart of the Mustang’s efficient performance traits is a pair of Pratt and Whitney PW615F turbofan engines, each producing 1,350 pounds of thrust. Following takeoff, this easy-to-fly executive jet is capable of climbing to 41,000 feet in just 27 minutes.
The Mustang, which follows in the path of Cessna’s extremely successful Citation series, is a testament to that line’s goal of creating luxury jets that deliver performance, efficiency and style. Given its size, the Mustang’s interior offers a terrific combination of comfort and spaciousness. In addition to ergonomically designed leather seats that can be fully reclined, the cabin features a host of other thoughtful amenities:
- Arm rests
- Storage consoles
- Power outlets
Another advantage of the Mustang is its storage capacity, which measures an impressive 63 cubic feet.
Private jet charter companies are always receiving pilot feedback that the Citation Mustang is a pleasure to fly. This is aided by the Garmin G1000 avionics suite, which helps decrease single-pilot workload and stress by consolidating all flight data onto a trio of large, easy-to-scan, flat-panel displays.
Citation Mustang Charter Rates (Per hour)
- One-way $3,250 - $3,750
- Round-trip $2,200 - $2,600