WICHITA, KS – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, has achieved Russian type certification for the Citation Sovereign from Russia's MAK (Interstate Aviation Committee, Aviation Register), which previously certified four current production models: Citation X, CJ3, CJ2+ and CJ1+.
"The value proposition our line of Citation business jets offers has proven popular in Russia, and certifying the Citation Sovereign expands the sensible solutions we can offer customers," says Cessna Vice President, International Sales, Trevor Esling. "The Citation Sovereign offers an excellent combination of cabin size, range, performance, and operating cost for any potential Russian purchaser looking at acquiring a midsize business jet for operation within the Russian Federation and also all points within the European Union."
Since the first delivery in late 2004, more than 250 Citation Sovereigns have been delivered. Certified for operations to 47,000 feet (14,326 meters), the Sovereign can take off from airfields as short as 3,640 feet (1,109 meters)* and has a maximum range of 2,847 nautical miles (5,272 kilometers) and a maximum cruise speed of 458 knots true air speed/527 miles per hour (848 kilometers per hour).
*Max takeoff weight, sea level, ISA, takeoff field length per FAR 25, 15° flaps