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Citation Sovereign

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Overview

The Citation Sovereign (Model 680) was developed by Cessna as a high-performance jet that would plug the gap between its Excel/XLS and Citation X models. Following its introduction at the 1998 NBAA convention it made its maiden flight in February 2002. FAA certification was awarded on 2 June, 2004 and EASA certification followed on 31 March, 2005. Deliveries began in late September.

The Sovereign has a stretched Citation Excel fuselage and the cabin maintains a 7,200 ft altitude while accommodating up to 11 passengers. It has a moderately swept high aspect ratio wing with trailing edge flaps that give good runway performance. Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C engines each give 5,770 lbf of thrust and the Sovereign achieves a range of up to 3,200 nm.

Production of the Citation Sovereign ended in 2013 with a total of 350 built.

Its successor, the Citation Sovereign+, was announced at the October 2012 NBAA. The first production model rolled off the production line of the Wichita, Kansas manufacturing facility on 4 March, 2013. It first flew in April 2013 and was certified by the FAA in December 2013 and by EASA on 10 June, 2014. The final Sovereign+ rolled off the production line in 2021.

The Sovereign+ features upgraded PW306D turbofan engines with autothrottles that each provide 5,852 lbf of thrust for a 848 km/h top speed and a FL450 direct climb. Winglets also contribute towards the longer range. Full fuel payload was increased and Garmin G5000 avionics were adopted. A typical configuration features nine passenger and two crew seats.

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