The most distinct outward difference with the evolved
Citation X+ is the addition of winglets, allowing the
aircraft to cruise efficiently at higher altitudes and
to consume less fuel, as well as improving takeoff and
landing performance at higher elevations or on hot days.
Powered by two FADEC-controlled Rolls-Royce AE3007C2
turbofan engines, the Citation X+ can fly above
commercial traffic and some adverse weather at a maximum
altitude of 51,000 feet.
The updated cockpit of the Citation X+ features
ergonomic seats designed for transcontinental flights,
and a dual-zone temperature control system keeps pilots
and passengers comfortable. The flight deck is centered
on the Garmin G5000 avionics package with four
intuitive, full-color touch-screen LCD control panels
and three 14-inch high-resolution displays, as well as
fully integrated auto throttles to reduce pilot
workload. Standard Garmin Synthetic Vision Technology on
the primary flight displays gives the crew a virtual
reality view of runways, terrain, traffic and obstacles.
The lengthier cabin is built around a proprietary
intelligent cabin management and entertainment
technology solution integrated with the aircraft's
avionics and electrical systems. Cessna’s ClairityTM
provides passengers individual touch screens to control
cabin lighting, window shades, temperature, and audio
and video entertainment (digital media, MP3/iPhone, Blu-Ray).
The interior of each new Citation X+ can be tailor-made
to the customer’s specifications in seating layout,
color choices and entertainment options.
Today’s news reflects the company’s focus on continued
investment in general aviation’s most extensive product
lineup. New Citation products coming to market within
the coming year include the Citation CJ3+ and Citation
than 6,600 Citations have been delivered to customers
around the world since the first Cessna Citation
business jet was put into service in 1972. Citations are
the largest fleet of business jets in the world and have
surpassed 30 million flight hours.