CESSNA CITATION MUSTANG

TYPE: Light business jet.

PROGRAMME: Initial design studies, then as turboprop, began in 1996-97; twin-jet configuration chosen in early 2001; announced at NBAA Convention, Orlando, Florida, 10 September 2002, when cabin raockup unveiled. New design but with wmg scaled down from Citation Sovereign; smallest of Cessna jet family. First flight anticipated in May 2005; certification to FAR Pt 23 (day, night, VFR, IFR, single pilot, known icing and RVSM) expected by mid-2006, with deliveries starting in fourth quarter. Target production rate 150 to 200 per year.

CUSTOMERS: Some 330 ordered by July 2003, of which approximately half were for US customers. Announced customers include three-times Formula One World Drivers' Champion Nelson Piquet, who ordered one on 11 September 2002 and Delta Aero-Taxi of Florence, Italy, which ordered seven on 21 October 2002 for its fractional ownership programme.

COSTS: US$2,295 million (2002).

DESIGN FEATURES: Low-wing, T tail and twin, podded, rearmounted turbofans in usual Cessna business jet configuration, but second type to employ new Sovereign wing planform.

FLYING CONTROLS: Conventional and manual. Ailerons and elevator hom-balanced. Right-adjustable tabs in port aileron, rudder and both elevators. Slotted flaps.

STRUCTURE: Generally of aluminium alloy; riveted and bonded joints, as required. Three-spar wing; centresection, including fuel tank, mounted below fuselage to avoid penetration of pressure vesseL Semi-monocoque fuselage of frames and stringers with sheet metal skin; forward and aft pressure bulkheads.

LANDING GEAR: Nosewheel type; retractable. Single wheel on each leg. Trailing-link mainwheels retract inwards, nosewheel forwards; hydraulic actuation. Manually steerable nosewheel. Disc brakes with anti-skid on mainwheels.

POWER PLANT: TWO pod-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofans, each rated at 6.00 kN (1,350 lb st) at ISA+15°C, with dual-channel FADEC.

ACCOMMODATION: TWO pilots on flight deck; four passengers in club configuration in cabin; rearmost pair of seats have centre console with single 12 V DC power outlet, dual cup holders and storage area. Door port side, ahead of wing; emergency exit, starboard, over wing. Chemical lavatory with privacy curtain opposite door. Recessed central aisle; storage and refreshments cabinets behind each pilot's seat, facing cabin. Nose and aft baggage compartments both unpressurised, with external, port-side access only. Cabin pressuirised to 0.57 bar (8.3 Ib/sq in), giving 2,440 ra (8,000 ft) environment at 12,500 m (41,000 ft). Air conditioning vents in cabin sidewalk.

SYSTEMS: Electrical system supplied by two starter/generators via left and right busses; separate emergency bus. Hydrauhc system for landing gear actuation; icing protection for wing, tailplane, windscreen and engine air intakes; certified for flight into known icing. Vapour cycle air conditioning system with distribution via sidewalls and overhead panels.

AVIONICS: Garmin G1OOO as core system.

Comms: Dual VHF/COM; Mode S transponder: dual audio controls.

Flight: Dual VHF/NAV/LOC/GS; GPS; ADF; DME; marker beacon receiver; flight director; digital AHRS three-axis autopilot with yaw damper; air data computer; traffic/terrain awareness systems.

Instrumentation: Dual 25.4 cm (10 in) active matrix LCD screens for MFD functions; single 38.1 cm (15 in) MFD for display of navigation, engine indication, weather, traffic and terrain data. Standby instruments.

DIMENSIONS, EXTERNAL:
Wing span 12.88 m (42 ft 3 in)
Length overall 11.86 m (38 ft 11 in)
Height overall 4.19 m (13 ft 9 in)
DIMENSIONS, INTERNAL:
Cabin: Length between pressure bulkheads 4.42 m (14 ft 6 in)
Length excl flight deck 2.74 m (9 ft 0 in)
Max width 1.40 m (4 ft 7 in)
Max height 1.37 m (4 ft 6 in)
Door width 0.61 m (2 ft 0 in)
Baggage compartment volume:
nose 0.57 m3(20.0 cu ft)
tail 0.71 m3 (25.0 cu ft)
WEIGHTS AND LOADINGS:
Basic operating weight 2,336 kg (5,150 lb)
Max fuel 1.170 kg (2,580 lb)
Payload with max fuel, one pilot 272 kg (600 lb)
PERFORMANCE (estimated):
Cruising speed at FL350 340 kt (630 km/h; 391 mph)
T - O balanced field length 950 m (3,120 ft)
Certified ceiling 12,500 m (41,000 ft)
Range, 45 min reserves 1,300 n miles (2,407 km; 1,496 miles)

 

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