Cessna unveils Citation Ten, an advanced version of the Citation X
After announcing the Citation Mustang High Sierra Edition a few months back, Wichita-based Cessna Aircraft Company has now announced the launch of the Citation Ten, a larger and advanced version of the world’s fastest certified business jet at 0.92 Mach, the Citation X. The new Citation Ten comes equipped with more efficient Rolls-Royce engines, Garmin G5000 avionics suite and a Cessna-exclusive advanced cabin management system.
Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO, said…
We’ve teamed with Garmin and with Rolls-Royce to conceive an almost perfect combination of speed, performance, ease of operation and productivity in one airframe – the Citation Ten.
The new Citation Ten enjoys an increase of 211 nautical mile in range at high-speed cruise, a 214-pound increase in maximum payload and a faster rate of climb straight to 45,000 feet. There is a 15-inch longer fuselage for more cabin space, winglets for more efficient performance, a new electrical system, dual lithium-ion batteries, new avionics, auto throttle, a redesigned and a proprietary fiber optic-based cabin management system.
For the intelligent cabin management system (CMS), Cessna collaborated with Dallas-based Heads Up Technologies. The system comprises cabin electrical systems, avionics and communications through a fiber optic backbone and an intuitive touchscreen user interface.
The Cessna CMS features an interactive touchscreen system controller at each passenger seat for audio, video, interactive moving map, cabin temperature, lights, window shades and cabin diagnostics. For the dual club-seat cabin arrangement, they have also included 110 or 220-volt electrical outlets and multiple USB/device inputs. Optional features include internet browsing, satellite radio and cabin Wi-Fi.
The Citation Ten is scheduled for first flight in late 2011, with certification and first delivery in 2013.