Last week, Cessna conducted the first flight of the serially updated Citation X. During the first flight, which lasted 3 hours and 10 minutes, the declared maximum speed of 1100 km/h was reached. Speed is essentially the leitmotif of the entire advertising campaign for Citation X, which is the fastest business jet.
The flight range compared to the previous model has been increased to 5,200 km, which makes it possible to fly from Europe to America. It became possible to perform a flight at an altitude of 15,000 meters, which makes it possible to rise above the routes with regular aircraft and calmly bypass the epicenters of bad weather. The aircraft is equipped with Rolls-Royce AE3007C2 engines and Garmin G5000 avionics.
Tentative commissioning of the Citation X is expected in the first quarter of 2014.