Citation III Overview

Aircraft Class

Midsize Jet

Price (Per Hour)

$2,700 - $3,200



Year of Manufacture

1982 - 1991

The Citation III was Cessna’s first mid-size, long range model in the Citation family. It was newly designed apart from the smaller Citation I and II, and comfortably carries six passengers in its roomy stand-up cabin.

Citation III Interior



Cabin Volume

580 cu. ft.

Cabin Dimensions

18'4" x 5'7" x 5'8" ft.

Baggage Capacity

61 cu. ft.

In high density arrangement, the Citation III can hold eight or nine passengers. Its longer fuselage—compared to the Citation I and II—has extra leg room for increased comfort. There is 61 cubic feet of baggage space available.

Citation III Performance

Aircraft Range

1,950 Nautical Miles

Cruise Speed

543 MPH

The Citation III was designed afresh, having few parts in common with the other early Citations. Long range flight at high speeds required a supercritical, swept wing, a t-tail, and Garrett TFE731-3B turbofans.