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Cessna: Citation Mustang jet

Updated on March 5, 2009

Cessna Mustang is one of the new class of very light jets (VLJ) that's appropriately named.

The name might create an image in your mind of the Ford classic 1965 automobile, or Montana wild horses, your imagination is on track if your thinking, wild, free-spirited, rebel, and maverick this plane is all of that.

Did you know that Cessna is known world wide for their superior jets and their about to enhance that standing with their line of Citation business aircrafts.

The standard configuration Mustang:

1. In the aft cabin there are four passenger seats were you can read your business ebooks.

2. Seating for two in the cockpit

3. Authorized for single-pilot operation.

4. Cruising speed of 340 knots (almost 400 mph - 643 kph).

5. A ceiling of 41,000 feet (12.5 km).

6. Take off and landing is achieved with a pair of Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofan engines, 1,460 lb/ea. (6.49 KN) each.

The Mustang competitor the Eclipse 500 uses the same Pratt & Whitney engines.

The sale tag for this baby is estimated to be around $2.6 million, while the price tag for the Eclipse 500 is $1,595,000.

In comparison to the Eclipse's just over 2,000 feet (622 m), takeoff distance is also greater at 3,120 feet (951m).

The Mustang crew and passengers are bade in style and comfort and it's very noticeable, so Cessna isn't being wasteful.

The orders are pouring in and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) already certified this jet, and it appears that Cessna is all set to take off. Production level is expected to be over 50 planes per year thanks to a new, robot powered welding system. Still production levels will be slower than the Eclipse by Eclipse Aviation.

This new innovation will also cut the Eclipse manufacturing costs to 1/3 the industry standard for basic assemble.

Cessna has many eggs in its basket; sure the Mustang is one of their big success story but not the only winner. This company is an experienced airplane producer and has an out standing reputation for manufacturing exceptional jets at a realistic price.

Example: CJ2 and CJ2+ business jets.

CJ2+ first delivered in April 2006.

Description and Specification:

The CJ2+has increased performance, updated avionics and FADEC controls. The CJ2+ is 40% faster than any comparable turboprop antique aircraft reaching speeds of up to 481 mph.Climbing to 45,000 feet. You'll be comfortable cruising above turbulent weather, and other aircraft traffic.


The CJ2+'s is equipped with the very latest avionics technology available any were in business aviation. You'll fine the most improved flight deck system ever offered on an aircraft of this class; a part of this system is the FMS performance standard equipment database, aircrafts costing millions more don't even provide some of the breakthrough information management equipment normally found on this business jet.

Interior Highlights:

The passenger CJ2+ Cabin in comparison to the CJ1+ is 3 feet longer. Passengers have a lot of room to unwind in a luxurious six seat center club flowing configuration. You would think that you're in an aircraft that cost a lot more from its rich material atmosphere, clean impeccable interior design lines, and large cabin, challenging that of a far more expensive aircraft. For your luggage and equipment there is a huge tail cone baggage compartment.

The Cessna Citation Jet has changed every imaginable aspect of business aviation that you can imagine. Turboprops are known for their efficiency and for the very first time you have a jet that can deliver a level of performance that equal and surpass them. The Citation CJ2+ has evolved from a great model to outshine it's ancestor by delivering a fantastic business jet package.

Cessna Citation Mustang Very Light Jet (VLJ)

The latest Cessna Citation CJ2+ will fly faster and further than the Eclipse or the Mustang, because of the addition of the powerful Williams FJ44-3 engines that has 12% greater thrust.

The CJ3 cost a lot more, roughly $6 million. With a capacity for two pilots and four passengers it has a cruising speed of 417 knots at 33,000 feet (10 KM). On the other hand the Mustang and the Eclipse only have space for one pilot and 1,000 miles limited flight range.

The assumption is Cessna is gambling that its technical knowledge will help it stay well ahead of any competition, since the last successful producing start up small business jet company was in the 1960s that was Bill Lear's Learjet.

Both companies have exceptional management, plenty of resources, smart engineers and there is a high demand for business jets, so from an industry analysts view point both company future growth appear fruitful.

Has the cost of a airline ticket skyrocket, long lines, cancel flight, over booking, and the assorted frustrations associated with the commercial airline industry, small business jets are expected to become more and more popular.

The business jet that is in a position to benefit from that is the Cessna Mustang. The company was overwhelmed with new orders three years ago the day they announce news about their business jet.

You can see why just by looking at their jet aircrafts.


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      Cessna Airplanes 7 years ago

      I like the Cessna 400 Corvalis TT this is latest and best model of cessna and it is good comfort and having good siting arrangement.

      I like Cessna 400 Corvalis TT more as compare to other models.

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      Info Help 8 years ago from Chicago

      Thanks for the great hub! I am a fan

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      Party Girl 9 years ago

      How nice to dream of your own private jet. Best keep on working!