Citation Jet Overview
After the Citation I went out of production, Cessna created the Citation Jet in the late 1980s to fill its niche in the light business jet market. Though its predecessor was technically the Citation I, the Citation Jet was essentially designed as a whole new aircraft.
Citation Jet Interior
Though the cabin of the Citation Jet was shortened by several inches, the height was increased by way of a lowered center aisle, keeping it within the average size of similar light jets. The Citation Jet had a standard seating configuration for five passengers, with a sixth riding up front with the pilot, as the aircraft is capable for single pilot operation.
Citation Jet Performance
A new T-tail and natural laminar flow wings replaced the Citation I’s conventional tail and straight wings. The new wings, along with the latest engines of the time, increased the aircraft’s speed. These modified engines were simplified and burned nearly 30% less fuel than other jet engines of the day. The Citation Jet is preferable for short-range missions, around just over an hour’s flight.