Cessna Stops Producing The Fastest Private Jet In The World
‘The Lamborghini of the skies’ – that’s what people call Cessna’s Citation X+, the fastest private jet in the world. Everyone in the aviation industry was very surprised when the company closed production of this headline grabbing plane. But if you take a closer look at Cessna’s plans for the near future, you would understand that they had all the reasons to take it off the production line.
It’s predecessor, the Citation X has been extremely popular in the last years. The jet is still very recognizable from the rest – it has a very high swept wing that you will remember from the first glance. It was the fastest private jet in the world for almost 20 years. The Gulfstream G650 took the title from Cessna for a brief period of time before Cessna updated its famous Citation in 2014. But in the end, it looks like speed is not everything you need to care about when talking about private jets.
When it was first released in 1996, The Citation X changed the market dramatically. Everybody was talking about how fast it was. Nowadays the speed is still a very important factor, but range and comfort are things that people tend to care about more than aircraft speed.
The Citation X+ has a range of 3,500 nautical miles. It’s 400 miles less than Embraer’s Legacy 650 has to offer. The cabin of Cessna’s competitor Bombardier Challenger 350 is way more comfortable than the Citation’s cabin. Cessna’s own Citation Longitude is about to be launched into the market. It’s a 12-seat private jet. It has longer range (4,000 nautical miles) and is able to operate on shorter runways, which means that it will have way more options when choosing an airport to operate from.
As you can see, both are strong competitors and the overlap with Cessna’s Longitude are the main reasons for Cessna to cease the production of the Citation X+, the fastest private jet in the world. The demand for this model was very high in the last couple of years, so it’s going to be available on the market for quite some time.
To produce a successful and profitable private jet in today’s market, companies must make difficult decisions and closing Citation’s production certainly was one of them. Miami Jet always keeps an Aircraft market and what aircraft are coming and going. We know what jets are going to get more expensive and what jets are about to drop the price. We work with many information sources to get the best view on the aviation industry. Our team of experts will do its best to sell your jet for top dollar or find a jet that fits your needs and budget. Check our listing and give us a call if you want to find something special. Call us today at 305-894-9344 and let’s see how Miami Jet can help you.