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Cessna - Citation Sovereign, CE-680
Category: Jet > 20,000 lbs.
Years Aircraft Manufactured: 2004
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Cessna developed the new Citation Sovereign mid size corporate jet to meet the replacement demand for the ageing Falcon 10, Westwind and Sabreliner. Developed from the Citation Excel, the Model 680 Citation Sovereign, was revealed at the October 1998 NBAA exhibition in Las Vegas. The Sovereign is based on the Excel's fuselage with some common systems but features an all new wing and numerous other differences. Cessna looked at an all new fuselage cross section for the Sovereign but opted instead to stretch the Excel fuselage by 4.9ft(1.5m) to keep down costs and reduce development time. Power for the Sovereign is two FADEC equipped 5690lb (25.3KN) Pratt & Whitney Canada PW-306Cs. The slightly swept wing is an all new, supercritical design, based on Cessna's experience with the Citation III/VII, V and X. The horizontal stabiliser is also slightly swept. The Sovereign will enjoy good field performance, being able to operate from 4000ft runways at max takeoff weight. Another feature is trailing link main undercarriage. The Sovereign is equipped with Honeywell Epic CDS avionics suite, with four 8 x 10 in (20 x 25cm) colour flat panel liquid crystal displays, a digital dual channel autopilot and flight director, dual long range navigation systems and dual attitude/heading reference systems. Other standard equipment include TCAS and an EGPWS (enhanced ground proximity warning system).

Seating (normal) 9 Max Takeoff (lbs) 30,000
Seating (maximum) - Certified Ceiling (ft) 47,000
Engines 2 P&WC PW306C To (Sealevel, ISA Temp) (ft) 3,694
Output lbs ea. Flat Rating 5,688/ISA+15 Landing Distance (ft) 2,190
Maximum Mach No. 0.80 Max Range (fuel) (nm) 2,735
High Speed Cruise (Kts) 446 Max Range (payload) (nm) 2,395
Flight Time 300nm 0 + 45 Flight Time 1000nm 2 + 23
Flight Time 600nm 1 + 27    
External Internal
Length (ft) 63.50 Length (ft) 24.20
Height (ft) 20.30 Height (ft) 5.70
Span (ft) 63.10 Width: Max floor (ft) 5.60
 

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