Citation X

Citation X

Cessna Citation X, Citation Ten, or simply, Citation X, is a long-range business jet created by Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas. It can fit eight to twelve passengers, while having a more modern cabin, and comfort. The most current Citation X uses Honeywell Primus 2000 Avionics, and is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE3007C or two Roll Royce AE3007C1 engines.

Citation X was announced to be under development in the National Business Aviation Association Convention hosted at New Orleans in October 1990. It received many delays to certification. What Contributed to the dilemma was issues in directional stability, incorporation of avionics and the engines, fitting bird strike criteria, and increasing maximum take off weight, while minimizing weight from sound diminishing material. It was certified on June 3, 1996.

First Citation X to be delivered was delivered to golfer Arnold Palmer, who placed speed records with it.

Citation X boasts of the Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC). This is found within the AE3007C engine. This monitors and manages performance to prevent any damage from speed or operation estimates, which results in substantially less wear and tear within the engine. This is often reported to be a reliable engine.

Citation X's cabin has a physical ceiling about 5.7 feet high, and stretches to about 24 feet with a width 5.5 feet. It also has a bathroom with a size that could operate has a dresser.

Citation X is a versatile jet that can handle both international and national trips. Its speed is unequaled, having a cruise speed of 0.90 mach and maximum speed of 0.92 mach. Cessna applied immense effort into obtaining this, often doing minute measurements that may seem extreme. With its performance and reliability, This makes it, "the most fastest and most efficient business jet ever made," as Cessna states it.