Cessna Citation Mustang

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Citation Mustang
Cessna Citation Mustang N416CM.jpg
Citation Mustang
Role Business jet
National origin United States
Manufacturer Cessna
First flight 23 April 2005[1]
Introduction 2006
Status In production
Primary user Private users
Produced Since 2005
Number built 425 [2]
Unit cost
$3.35 million USD (2015)[3]

The Cessna Citation Mustang, Model 510, is a very light jet (VLJ) class business jet built by Cessna Aircraft Company at their Independence, Kansas production facility. The Mustang, in standard configuration, has four passenger seats in the aft cabin, a toilet, and seating for two in the cockpit. Like most other light jets, the Mustang is approved for single-pilot operation.[4]

Development[edit]

The Model 510 Mustang first flew on 23 April 2005.[1] The airplane received full type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration on September 8, 2006. Cessna received FAA certification to fly into "known icing conditions" on November 9, 2006.[5] Cessna delivered the first production LJ on November 22, 2006, the same day the FAA awarded Cessna with the necessary certification.[6] Dave and Dawn Goode of GOODE Ski Technologies received the first retail delivered Cessna Mustang on April 23, 2007.[7]

Design[edit]

Citation Mustang High Sierra in 2011
One of three interiors available on the High Sierra Edition.

The Mustang is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a swept wing, T-tail and tricycle retractable landing gear. One main door is located in the forward left section of the aircraft, with an additional emergency exit on the center right section of the fuselage.

The airframe is primarily of aluminum alloy construction, with a three spar wing.

Power is provided by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofan engines, mounted in pods on the aft fuselage.

Specifications[edit]

Cessna Citation Mustang cockpit

Data from Cessna Aircraft Company[8]

General characteristics

Performance

Avionics

Operators[edit]

The aircraft is operated primarily by private individuals, companies and executive charter operators. A number of companies also use the aircraft as part of fractional ownership programs.

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cessna's Citation Mustang Takes to the Sky" (Press release). Wichita, KS: Textron. 26 April 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cessna Sees Sales Success With New Citation M2". AINonline.com. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Business Jets Specification and Performance Data" (PDF). Business & Commercial Aviation (Aviation Week). May 2015. 
  4. ^ McClellan, J. Mac (February 2008). "Learning to Fly the Mustang". Pilot Reports. Flying. Vol. 135 no. 2 (Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.). p. 53. ISSN 0015-4806. Retrieved 27 June 2016 – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ "Cessna Citation Mustang Cleared for Flight Into Known Icing Conditions" (Press release). Wichita, KS: Textron. 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2 June 2009. 
  6. ^ Trautvetter, Chad (22 November 2006). "Cessna Beats Out Eclipse In First VLJ Delivery". AVweb. Retrieved 29 November 2006. 
  7. ^ "Cessna Delivers First Retail Citation Mustang" (Press release). Independence, KS: Textron. 24 April 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2007. 
  8. ^ "Citation Mustang Specifications". Cessna Aircraft Company. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 

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