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CESSNA 510 Citation Mustang

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Name 510 Citation Mustang
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA Citation Mustang
CESSNA 510 Citation Mustang

CESSNA 510 Citation Mustang

CESSNA 510 Citation Mustang CESSNA 510 Citation Mustang 3D


The Cessna Citation Mustang, Model 510, is a very light jet (VLJ) class business jet built by Cessna Aircraft Company at their Independence, Kansas production facility. The Mustang, in standard configuration, has four passenger seats in the aft cabin, a toilet and seating for two in the cockpit. Like most other light jets, the Mustang is approved for single-pilot operation.

Technical Data

Wing span 13.16 m43.176 ft <br />
Length 12.37 m40.584 ft <br />
Height 4.09 m13.419 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofan, 6.49 kN each
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW600

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 340 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 950 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.59 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance m
MTOW 35003,500 kg <br />3.5 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL410 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC L Range 13001,300 nm <br />2,407,600 m <br />2,407.6 km <br />7,898,950.137 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C510

  • SB20 / C510, vicinity Lugano Switzerland, 2011 (On 16 December 2011, a Saab 2000 in the hold and an opposite direction Cessna VLJ joining it lost procedural separation in IMC near Lugano due to conflicting ATC clearances issued by the same controller who had used the wrong Transition Level. Any risk of collision was removed by a TCAS RA activated on the Saab 2000 but the Investigation found that the DFTI radar display available to the controller to help resolve unexpected emergency situations was configured to systematically convert SSR standard pressure altitudes to QNH for altitude display using a distant and inappropriate value of QNH.)