Citation III Jet Charters
The mid-size Citation III business jet strikes a balance between speed, range and comfort.
When renowned aircraft manufacturer Cessna decided to get into mid-size business jets, they started from scratch. Rather than lean on existing designs of its successful Citation line, they built from the ground up. The result was the Citation III, which quickly became an equally fruitful private jet program for the American company.
When it launched in 1983, the Citation III soon set class-leading performance records for time-to-climb (3,700 feet/min.) and overall speed (Newfoundland to Paris in just over five hours). When production ceased nine years later, a total of 202 of these business jets had been built.
In its executive seating arrangement, the Citation III carries six passengers in sublime comfort. Its versatile interior, which includes an 18-foot cabin with standing headroom, allows for additional seating if needed. The extra legroom is ideal for those who want to make full use of the 2,037nm range this private plane offers.
Anyone departing from the Midwest can reach either coast quickly, thanks to the Citation III’s 486 mph cruising speed. Other potential itineraries include:
- New York to Miami or Dallas
- Atlanta to Boston
- Seattle to Los Angeles
Built with Safety and Comfort in Mind
Equipped with an advanced avionics suite, the Citation III provides pilots with everything they need to conduct safe flights. It also boasts an impressive 45,000-foot service ceiling, giving pilots extra options for navigating through inclement weather.
Additionally, Cessna’s designers imparted a terrific blend of style and amenities to create a spacious, well-lit cabin that has all the features you’d expect in luxury business jets. Some of those qualities include:
- Full lavatory
- Headliner lighting (indirect)
- Recline-and-swivel seats
- Adjustable arm and footrests
- 61 cubic feet of storage
- Compliant with FAR part 36 noise standards
As you can see, Cessna packed a lot into their Citation III business jets, allowing them to meet the needs of private jet business travelers, even today.
Citation III: Aircraft Charter Specifications
|CABIN HEIGHT||5.8 ft|
|CABIN WIDTH||5.7 ft|
|CABIN LENGHT||18.6 ft|
|BAGGAGE CAPACITY||0 cu ft|
|CRUISE SPEED||479 mph|
|CRUISE ALTITUDE||51,000 ft|