Citation 20 million flight hoursCitation Fleet Accumulates Over 20 Million Hours
Cessna Aircraft Company announced at the Sun n Fun Fly-In that the Citation business jet fleet has surpassed the 20 million-flight hour milestone. Since entering service 35 years ago, nearly 5,000 Citations have been delivered to customers around the world.
More Citations have been sold than any other business jet. Today, the company produces eight Citation models from the worlds first fully certified very light jet, the Citation Mustang, to the worlds fastest business jet, the 0.92 Mach Citation X. Cessna will deliver its 5,000th Citation later this year, maintaining its position as the most widely produced business jet family in history. Recently, Cessna celebrated a number of delivery milestones including delivery of the 1,000th CitationJet series aircraft in January, delivery of the 500th Citation XLS in June 2006, and delivery of the 100th Citation Sovereign and 100th CJ3 in November 2006. The first Citation flew in 1969, gained type certification in late 1971, and entered service in 1972.