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CESSNA 501 Citation 1SP

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Name 501 Citation 1SP
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA Citation 1SP
CESSNA 501 Citation 1SP

CESSNA 501 Citation 1SP

CESSNA 501 Citation 1SP


A Light corporate jet in service since 1977 as a Single pilot version of CESSNA's C500 Citation 1. Production ceased in 1985.

Technical Data

Wing span 14.4 m47.244 ft <br />
Length 13.3 m43.635 ft <br />
Height 4.4 m14.436 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 11.12 kN P&W JT15D-1A1 turbofans.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 320 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 998 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.56 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 570 m
MTOW 60006,000 kg <br />6 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL410 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C501

  • C501, Birmingham UK, 2010 (On 19 November 2010, a Cessna 501 being operated by The Frandley Aviation Partnership on a domestic cargo flight from Belfast Aldergrove to Birmingham continued descent on an initially visual day ILS approach to Runway 15 into IMC and until collision with the ILS GS aerial adjacent to the intended landing runway occurred. The aircraft caught fire and was destroyed. Both pilots were injured, one seriously.)
  • C501, vicinity Trier-Fohren Germany, 2014 (On 12 January 2014, the crew of a Cessna 501 on a private business flight with a two-pilot crew attempted to make an unofficial GPS-based VNAV approach in IMC to the fog-bound VFR-only uncontrolled aerodrome at Trier-Fohren. However, after apparently mis-programming the 'descend-to' altitude and deviating from the extended centre, the aircraft emerged from the fog very close to the ground and after pulling up collided with obstructions, caught fire and crashed killing all occupants. The Investigation noted an apparent absence of pre-flight weather awareness beyond the intended destination and that there was a suitable fog-free diversion.)