The Cessna Citation Sovereign 680 (Model 680) is an American business jet developed by Cessna, part of the Cessna Citation family. Announced at the 1998 NBAA convention, the Model 680 made its maiden flight in February 2002, certification was awarded on June 2, 2004, and deliveries began in late September.

The Citation Excel fuselage was stretched and joined with an all-new, larger wing and more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306C engines for increased maximum takeoff weight and a 3,200 nmi (5,900 km) range. The improved Sovereign+ was announced at the October 2012 NBAA for a first flight in April 2013 and deliveries in December, with added winglets and an improved flight deck and engines.

In the late 1990s, Cessna wanted to fill a gap in its midsize line-up as demand for its Cessna Citation III/VI/VII waned, with greater cabin comfort, performance and utility than its concurrence but with Citation reliability, a high aerodynamic lift wing for runway performance, and near transcontinental flight range to compete with the Hawker 800, a thrust-to-weight ratio to rival the climb performance of the Learjet 60.[2]

It was announced at the 1998 NBAA convention, it made its maiden flight in February 2002 and deliveries began in late September 2004.[3] FAA certification was awarded on June 2, 2004.[4] EASA certification came on 31 March 2005.[5]

The improved Cessna Citation Sovereign 680 was announced at the October 2012 NBAA, it rolled out in early March 2013, first flew in April, and began deliveries on December 23 after certification, at a time when the Sovereign fleet reached 349 and had flown 802,000 hours. Winglets were for more range of 150 to 3,000 nmi (280 to 5,560 km), new PW306D engines with autothrottles provides 5,852 lbf (26.03 kN) of thrust for a 458 kn (848 km/h) top speed and a FL450 direct climb, full fuel payload was increased and the Garmin G5000 replaces the avionics

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Cessna Citation Sovereign

Cessna Citation Sovereign

Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign

Cessna Citation Sovereign Full Specifications

Exterior

  • Exterior Height: 20 ft 4 in
  • Wing Span: 63 ft 4 in
  • Length: 63 ft 6 in
  • External Baggage: 100 cu ft

Interior

  • Cabin Height: 5 ft 8 In
  • Cabin Width: 5 ft 6 In
  • Cabin Length: 25 ft 3 In
  • Cabin Volume: 571 cu ft
  • Internal Baggage: 35 cu ft

Occupancy

  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 9

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 30300 Lb
  • Max Landing Weight: 27100 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 18150 Lb
  • Empty Weight: 17700 Lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 11223 lbs Lb
  • Payload W/Full Fuel: 1177 Lb
  • Max Payload: 2650 Lb

Range

  • Normal Range: 2620 nm
  • Max Range: 3010 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 47000 ft

Distances

  • Balanced Field Length: 3810 ft
  • Landing Distance: 3867 ft

Performance

  • Rate of Climb: 4016 fpm
  • Climb Rate One Engine Inop: 1237 fpm
  • Max Speed: 459 kts
  • Normal Cruise: 459 kts
  • Economy Cruise: 388 kts
  • Cost per Hour: $ 2,983.72

Power Plant

  • Engines: 2
  • Engine Mfg: Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Engine Model: PW306C
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