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ARGUS Safety Rated Citation 500 Private Jet
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Citation 500

Business Jet Citation 500 (Citation I/1 Model 500) – History and Highlights

Contact Charter Flight Group to arrange your private jet charters on the Citation 500 (eventually called the Citation I Model 500) for your corporate or recreational travel to and from domestic and foreign destinations. This light charter jet is considered to be the original “business jet” and was the first of one of the most successful series of private jet charter aircraft. With its twin Pratt & Whitney Canada turbofan-powered engines and straight wings, the Citation 500 was designed by Cessna Aircraft Company in 1969 from a prototype called the FanJet 500 to compete with smaller jets that were dominating the market and were capable of landing on short runways. Criticized for slowness, the original Citation 500 underwent a variety of improvements to its engines and wingspan length before deliveries of the aircraft began in 1972, resulting in Cessna renaming the jet to the Citation I (Model 500).
Future variants included the Citation I/SP (Model 501) which was certified for single pilot operation, and a stretched version called the Citation II (Model 550). The private citation charter that you arrange with Charter Flight Group on the Citation 500 offers you the possibility of relaxing or conducting business in the comfortable and convenient cabin with ample legroom. The Citation I Model 500 is also practical, allowing you access to hundreds of domestic and international airports with shorter runways. This provides the ultimate access compared to commercial flights and private jet charters on larger jets.

Citation 500 Specifications

Charter Flight Group can arrange your private Citation charter on only a few hours’ notice. The Citation 500 accommodates a crew of two pilots and 6 or 7 passengers. The interior dimensions of the cabin are 11 feet in length, 4.8 feet in height and 4.8 feet in width, making this aircraft a good solution for your private jet charters. A chartered private flight on the Citation 500 will keep you out of overcrowded airports and long security lines, and loosen the baggage restrictions of commercial airlines. Enjoy speed, quality, privacy and fuel efficiency; light charter jets often cruise at speeds similar to 757s, thus shortening your travel time. Take off and land wherever and whenever you want and relax, knowing that Charter Flight Group will get your family, friends, colleagues and staff to your destination discreetly and safely.
Other specifications of the Citation I Model 500 include:
  • Class: Light charter jets
  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 6 or 7
  • Altitude: Up to 41,000 feet
  • Range: 1,308 nm; 1505 m
  • Speed: 322 knots (370 mph)
  • Pressurized: Yes
  • Lavatory: Yes
  • Fuel capacity: 553 gallons; 3780 pounds
  • Baggage capacity: 59 cubic feet (external)

Charter Private With Citation 500 – Summary

For private jet charters, Charter Flight Group can provide you with access to the Citation 500 and all of the newest and safest charter aircraft available today. We specialize in superb service both on the ground and in the air. Charter Flight Group will make sure that every part of your chartered private flight operates smoothly and efficiently. You can rely on our commitment to safety, comfort and privacy when you organize your private Citation charter with Charter Flight Group for business or pleasure. To make sure you reach your destination efficiently and safely, all of our private jet charters undergo stringent third-party safety audits by aviation safety experts Aircraft Research Group of the United States (ARGUS) and WYVERN.
In addition, our global private air charter partners are required to meet the strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 standards for aviation operation, aircraft maintenance and licensing. Get in touch with one of Charter Flight Group’s private jet charter consultants to find the best private jet at the right location and check out our very competitive prices. We are available 24/7 and 365 days a year to help you arrange private jet charters on the Citation 500 or one of the many other business jets we have available. Rely on Charter Flight Group to meet the needs of your unique chartered private flight.

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