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Citation 550/551

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Overview

Cessna developed a larger capacity Citation model in the mid 1970s, a stretch version of the Citation 500 that could accommodate up to 10 passengers. More powerful 2,500 lbf Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D4 engines and greater fuel tankage meant higher cruise speeds and longer range, and greater fuel capacity and span wings were also added.

The Model 550 Citation II was announced in September 1976. It first flew on 31 January, 1977 and FAA certification for two pilot operation was awarded in March 1978. The Model II/SP Citation 551 is the single pilot version.

Improvements were made to the design for the Model S550 Citation S/II. Announced in October 1983, the S550 first flew on 14 February, 1984. Certification, including an exemption for single pilot operation, was granted the following July. It was given 2,500 lbf JT15D4B turbofans plus a supercritical airfoil that had been developed for the Citation III. The main cabin seats up to 11 passengers, or it can be configured as an air ambulance with one or two stretchers and up to four medical attendants. The S500 initially replaced the 550 from 1984, but production of the latter resumed in late 1985 and both variants remained in production until the introduction of the Bravo.

The Bravo features 2,885 lbf P&WC PW530A turbofans, Honeywell Primus EFIS avionics, a revised interior based on that of the Citation Ultra and trailing link main undercarriage. The Bravo first flew on 25 April, 1995 and was granted certification in August 1996. Deliveries commenced in February 1997 and continued until production ceased in late 2006 when it was replaced by the Citation CJ3.

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Duncan Aviation
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Family-owned Duncan Aviation is known for its maintenance expertise, one-shop capabilities and fast turntimes.
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