Citation II Performance, Specifications and Comparisons


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Citation II

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The Citation II Small Jet was manufactured by Cessna between 1978 and 1997. The cabin measures 16 feet long by 4.8 feet wide by 4.7 feet tall giving it a total cabin volume of 263 cubic feet. The dimensions make it comfortable for 8 passengers, with the maximum configuration seating 9. The baggage compartment can hold up to 11 bags, assuming your average piece of luggage is less than 5 cubic feet. The Citation II has a maximum range (subject to headwinds, high altitude, hot temperatures, or higher capacity) of 2300 miles and a maximum speed of 432 mph. Common names and abbreviations: CE-550, CE-550.
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  • Category: Small Jet
  • Cabin Volume: 263 cubic feet
  • Baggage Volume: 77 cubic feet
  • Max Speed: 432 mph
  • Range: 2300 miles
  • Fuel Burn: 181 gph
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The Citation II, specifically Model 550, is a direct successor of the Citation I. The Citation II has a maximum seating capacity of 10 passengers, with most configurations seating 8. The Citation II engines were upgraded from the Citation I with the inclusion of the more powerful JT15D-4 engines. Fuel capacity was also increased to approximately 5000 lbs which produced a faster and longer range jet.

Its first flight was on January 31st, 1977, and it earned certification to be operated with two pilots in March, 1978. A total of 603 jets were produced before the Citation II was discontinued and replaced by the Bravo model.

The US Customs & Border Protection purchased 10 Citation IIs configured with fire control radar and the WF-360TL imaging system. These jets have been used effectively in Panama, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico and Aruba and are not to be confused with the similar OT-47B aircraft, which are based on the Cessna Citation V airframe.

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