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Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, FL (FXE / KFXE) to Memphis International Airport, Memphis, TN (MEM / KMEM)
Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, KS (MKC / KMKC) to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Quebec, Canada (YQB / CYQB)
Eagle County Regional Airport, Gypsum, CO (EGE / KEGE) to Addison Airport, Dallas, TX (ADS / KADS
BRIEF HISTORY – CESSNA C560 – CITATION ENCORE+
FROM THE BEGINNING CESSNA I (1971-1985)
Cessna’s 500 Citation I is a small business jet that serves as the foundation for the Citation family. In October of 1968 Cessna would introduce the Fanjet 500, the prototype first flew on September 15, 1969, and was certified as the 500 Citation on September 9, 1971. In 1976, it was modified to the Citation I, and in 1977, the 501 Citation I/SP single-pilot variant was introduced. In 1985, 689 of all variants were manufactured. The JT15D turbofans power the straight wing jet. The Citation II is developed off of this model.
CESSNA II (1978-2006)
Cessna Citation II, model 550, Light Jet is part of the Citation family of aircraft. The Model 550, a stretched version of the Citation I, after its introduction for the 1978 model year, Cessna’s Citation II was an instant hit.
CITATION V (1987-2011)
The Cessna Citation V is a business jet designed and manufactured by Cessna, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation. Stretched from the Citation II, the Model 560 (Citation V) prototype had a successful flight in August 1987, was certified on December 9, 1988, and went on to deliver 774 between April 1987 and 2011.
CITATION ULTRA (1994-1997)
The updated Citation Ultra was launched in September 1993, followed by the upgraded Citation Encore with PW535 turbofans in 1998, and finally the improved Encore+ in 1999. UC-35 is its military designation in the United States.
CITATION ENCORE (2001-2006)
Announced September 1998 as an upgrade with upgraded engines.
CITATION ENCORE+ (2007-2009)
The Citation Encore+, also known as the type CE- 560-E+, is a member of Cessna’s extremely popular Citation series, recognized for its superior cabin elegance, simplicity, and superb performance. The Citation Encore+ is the successor to the Citation Encore, and it comes with a new dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), a new integrated Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, a newly designed cabin, improved efficiency, increased payload capability, and improved cabin lighting.
CABIN COMFORTS – CITATION ENCORE+
The cabin of the Citation Encore is 17 feet 3 inches (5.25 m) long, 4 feet 9 inches (1.46 m) wide, and 4 feet 8 inches (1.43 m) high, making for a pleasant atmosphere. The cabin is surrounded by fourteen windows, which provide a spectacular view while also adding to an open and bright ambiance.The Encore’s middle name is “comfort.” The Encore+ can comfortably hold all of your equipment and extra for that weekend trip to Aspen, thanks to a spacious aft baggage compartment, with a ski tube. XM satellite radio, Bose noise-cancelling headsets, a satellite phone, a refreshment center, and a fully enclosed lavatory with a solid door are just a few of the in-cabin amenities. With a total baggage capacity of 74 cubic feet (2.10 cu m), this private jet has plenty of room for you and your clients’ belongings. Internally, the aft cabin compartment is 28 cubic feet (0.79 cu m) or can accommodate a max weight of 600 lbs (272 kg) and externally, nose cone is 15.6 cubic feet (0.44 cu m) or 350 lbs (159 kg) max and exterior tail-cone compartment is 41 cubic feet (1.16 cu m) or 500 lbs (227 kg), there is lots of storage space, including a ski tube in the rear baggage compartment and a forward closet across from the aft lavatory. The Citation Encore+ can comfortably accommodate 5 passengers on longer 2+ hour journeys, but it can be reconfigured to seat up to 8 passengers which would reduce range to around 1,500 nautical miles (1,726 mi / 2,778 km).
POWER AND PERFORMANCE – CITATION ENCORE+
The Citation Encore+ is powered by two PW535B engines installed atop pylons. Each of these engines has a thrust of 3,400 pounds and is equipped with a feature called full-authority digital engine controls (FADEC), which is used to set optimal power for the configuration and reduce pilot load. The fuel heaters chosen for this system are powerful enough to eliminate the need for anti-icing fuel additives for the time being.The Citation Encore+ can maintain a high-speed cruising velocity of 432 knots (497 mph / 800 km/h) at an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,278 m), which is significantly higher than typical aviation traffic, around 31,000 feet (9,449 m), for a quick flight. The Citation Encore+, on the other hand, can sustain its long-range cruise speed of 375 knots (432 mph / 695 km/h) at its maximum certified ceiling of 45,000 feet (13,716 m) to travel the greatest distances. The Citation Encore+ has a range of 1,750 nautical miles (2,014 mi / 3,241 km), which, when combined with the trailing link landing gear system, gives you a lot more freedom when selecting airports.
FLIGHT DECK – CITATION ENCORE+
Up front, Citation Encore pilots are equipped with the most advanced technologies to securely get you to your destination. Honeywell’s Primus 1000 avionics package, which includes the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) and the Traffic Collision Avoidance System, is at their disposal (TCAS II). These devices operate as an extra set of eyes in the sky, assisting pilots in avoiding rising terrain and other adjacent traffic.
CHARTER A CITATION ENCORE+
The Citation family of aircraft won’t be making headlines anytime soon with their aircrafts speeds however the Encore+ is named after a previous Triple Crown winning thoroughbred stallion. The Citation Encore+ makes up for its lack of speed in almost every other category, including performance, safety, comfort, reliability, style, and value. The Citation family has evolved through the years with tremendous technological improvement since it was first approved by the FAA in 1971 as the first Citation I. One thing is certain though and has always remained constant, the Model 560, Encore+ is an incredibly tried, tested, and repeatedly confirmed as a true performer, proving that the name is still appropriate. After all, where’s the rush? Everyone is waiting on you. CharterJets Inc. features the newest and highest safety rated Citation Encore+’s available. Reach out today to discuss your upcoming travel!