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CESSNA 525 CitationJet

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Name 525 CitationJet
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Light
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 2

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA CitationJet (525)
CESSNA Citation CJ1
CESSNA 525 CitationJet
CESSNA 525 Citation CJ1

CESSNA 525 CitationJet

CESSNA 525 CitationJet


Small corporate jet. In service since 1993 (CJ1 since 2000). Developed as replacement of the CESSNA 500 Citation 1 with shorter fuselage, super critical wings and T-tail. Combines jet speed with very good field performance. Was replaced by CJ1 in 2000 (FAA certification in February and first delivery in March).

Technical Data

Wing span 14.3 m46.916 ft <br />
Length 13 m42.651 ft <br />
Height 4.2 m13.78 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 8.45 kN Williams R-R FJ44-1A turbofans.
Engine model Williams FJ44

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 378 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1000 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.65 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 841 m
MTOW 47004,700 kg <br />4.7 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL410 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC L Range 15601,560 nm <br />2,889,120 m <br />2,889.12 km <br />9,478,740.164 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C525

  • C525 / B773, vicinity London City UK, 2009 (On 27 July 2009, a Cessna 525 departing from London City failed to comply with the initial 3000 feet QNH SID Stop altitude and at 4000 feet QNH in day VMC came into close proximity on an almost reciprocal heading with a Boeing 777-300ER. The 777, on which line training was being conducted, failed to follow any of the three TCAS RAs generated. Actual minimum separation was approximately 0.5nm laterally and estimated at between 100 feet and 200 feet vertically. It was noted that the Cessna had been given a stepped climb SID.)
  • C525 / C42, en-route / manoeuvring, near Eastbourne UK, 2017 (On 7 March 2017, an en-route Cessna Citation and a manoeuvring Ikarus C42 light aircraft approaching almost head-on at speeds of 240 knots and 55 knots respectively almost collided at an altitude of 3,500 feet in VMC outside controlled airspace. The Investigation found that only the C42 pilot had seen a conflicting aircraft and that they had then taken avoiding action which had mitigated the high risk of collision. The closest point of approach was recorded on radar as less than 100 feet vertically and less than 185 metres laterally. The near miss was categorised as an ICAO 'A' event.)
  • C525 / P180, south west of Sion Switzerland, 2012 (On 22 March 2013, a Cessna 525 inbound to Sion on a VFR clearance was flown into conflict with an IFR Piaggio P180 departing the same airport in compliance with its clearance and the prescribed separation between the two aircraft was lost in the vicinity of FL140. The Investigation concluded that an inappropriate ATC tactic had been employed in an attempt to achieve separation and recommended the development of a new procedure to better facilitate separation between IFR and VFR traffic in the airspace where the conflict occurred.)
  • C525, vicinity Bournemouth UK, 2019 (On 13 April 2019, an experienced Cessna 525 pilot almost lost control shortly after takeoff from Bournemouth when a recently installed performance enhancement system malfunctioned. After a six minute flight involving a potentially hazardous upset and recovery of compromised control, the turn back was successful. The Investigation found that although the pilot was unaware of the supplementary procedures supporting the modification, these did not adequately address possible failure cases. Also, certification flight tests prior to modification approval did not identify the severity of some possible failure outcomes and corresponding Safety Recommendations were made to the system manufacturer and safety regulators.)
  • MD87 / C525, Milan Linate, 2001 (On 8th October 2001, an SAS MD-87 taking off as cleared from Milan Linate in thick fog collided at high speed with a German-operated Cessna Citation which had failed to follow its taxi clearance and unknown to ATC had eventually crossed a lit red stop bar and entered the active runway just as the MD-87 was reaching the same point. After the collision, the MD-87 continued along the ground until it impacted, still at high speed, a ground handling building. Both aircraft caught fire and were destroyed. The 114 occupants of both aircraft and 4 ground personnel were killed.)