Cessna 560 Citation V, Ultra & Ultra Encore


Country of Origin
United States of America
Small to midsize corporate jet
The Citation V, Citation Ultra and Ultra Encore are the largest straight wing members of Cessna's highly successful Citation family. Cessna publicly announced it was developing a stretched development of the Citation II at the annual NBAA convention in New Orleans in 1987. Earlier in August that year the first engineering prototype Model 560 Citation V had successfully completed the type's maiden flight. A preproduction prototype flew in early 1986, while US certification was granted on December 9 1988. Deliveries began the following April. The Citation V was based on the Citation II/SP, but differences over the smaller jet include more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D5A turbofans and a slight fuselage stretch, allowing seating in a standard configuration for eight passengers. The Citation V proved quite popular, with 262 built through to mid 1994 before production switched to the modernised Ultra. Cessna announced development of the upgraded Citation V Ultra in September 1993. FAA certification was granted in June 1994, allowing for deliveries of production aircraft to commence soon after. Compared with the Citation V, the Ultra features more powerful 13.6kN (3045lb) Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D5D engines and Honeywell Primus 1000 EFIS avionics with three CRT displays (two primary flight displays and one multifunction display). The Citation Ultra Encore is a new development announced at the 1998 NBAA convention. Compared with the Ultra the Encore introduces new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535 engines, plus trailing link main undercarriage, more fuel payload, updated interior and improved systems. The Ultra's Honeywell Primus 1000 EFIS avionics suite is retained. International Directory of Civil Aircraft
V - Two 12.9kN (2900lb) Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D5A turbofans. Ultra - Two 13.6kN (3045lb) JT15D5Ds. Ultra Encore - Two 14.9kN (3360lb) P&WC PW535As.
V - Cruising speed 790km/h (427kt). Initial rate of climb 3650ft/min. Range with six passengers, two crew and reserves 3558km (1920nm). Ultra - Max cruising speed 796km/h (430kt). Initial rate of climb 4100ft/min. Certificated ceiling 45,000ft. Range with five passengers 3630km (1960nm). Ultra Encore - Max cruising speed at mid cruise weight 798km/h (431kt). Certificated ceiling 45,000ft. Max range with IFR reserves 3150km (1700nm).
V - Empty equipped 4004kg (8828lb), max takeoff 7212kg (15,900lb). Ultra - Empty 4196kg (9250lb), operating empty 4377kg (9650lb), max takeoff 7393kg (16,300lb). Ultra Encore - Empty approx 4526kg (9977lb), max takeoff 7544kg (16,630lb).
V & Ultra - Wing span 15.91m (52ft 3in), length 14.90m (48ft 11in), height 4.57m (15ft 0in). Wing area 31.8m2 (342.6sq ft). Ultra Encore - Same except height 4.63m (15ft 1in). Wing Span 16.49m (54 ft 1in), Wing Area 322 sq ft.
V - Typical seating for eight passengers. Ultra/Ultra Encore - Standard seating arrangements for seven or eight passengers.
262 Citation Vs built through to mid 1994. Approx 340 Ultras built. Ultra Encore deliveries due to begin second quarter 2000.
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Cessna 560 Citation V, Ultra & Ultra Encore
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