Citation I Overview

Aircraft Class

Light Jet

Price (Per Hour)

$1,950 - $2,450



Year of Manufacture

1971 - 1985

Cessna first created its Citation I in the 1970s (originally called the Citation 500) to compete against smaller jets which could land on shorter runways. It used turbofan engines instead of louder turboprops.

Citation I Interior



Cabin Volume

254 cu. ft.

Cabin Dimensions

12'7" x 4'9" x 4'3" ft.

Baggage Capacity

57 cu. ft.

The Citation I S/P was also developed in order to give the model the ability to carry an extra passenger in the cockpit with just one pilot. The cabin of both versions is designed for six passengers and also contains a lavatory and a small refreshment center.

Citation I Performance

Aircraft Range

1,400 Nautical Miles

Cruise Speed

400 MPH

The Cessna Citation I has since been developed into several generations of light jets recognized across the market for their economical high performance. Throughout its lifetime Cessna made improvements to the Citation I including higher weight capacity, thrust reversers for landing in shorter airfields, longer wings, and modernized avionics.