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CESSNA 560 Citation 5 Ultra

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Name 560 Citation 5 Ultra
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

CESSNA UC-35 Citation Ultra
CESSNA Citation Encore
CESSNA Citation Ultra
CESSNA UC-35 Citation Encore
CESSNA Citation 5
CESSNA OT-47 Citation Ultra
CESSNA 560 Citation 5
CESSNA 560 Citation Encore
CESSNA 560 Citation Ultra

CESSNA 560 Citation 5 Ultra

CESSNA 560 Citation 5 Ultra


Small to mid-size corporate jet. In service since 1989 (Ultra since 1994, Encore since 2000). Stretched development of CESSNA 550 Citation 2 with smaller fuselage and more powerful engines. Production switched to the modernized Citation Ultra. New more powerful development Encore with updated interior and improved systems.

Ultra: MTOW 7,394 kg16,300.98 lbs <br />7.394 tonnes <br /> Encore: MTOW 7,544 kg16,631.673 lbs <br />7.544 tonnes <br />

Technical Data

Wing span 13.8 m45.276 ft <br />
Length 14.9 m48.885 ft <br />
Height 4.2 m13.78 ft <br />
Powerplant Citation 5: 2 x 12.89 kN P&W JT15D-5A turbofans.

Ultra: 2 x 13.6 kN P&W JT15D-5D turbofans. Encore: 2 x 14,9 kN P&W PW 535A turbofans.

Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW500

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 427 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 970 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.74 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 854 m
MTOW 72007,200 kg <br />7.2 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL450 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 17101,710 nm <br />3,166,920 m <br />3,166.92 km <br />10,390,157.488 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C560

  • C560, vicinity Oslo Norway, 2017 (On 11 January 2017, control of a Cessna Citation 560 departing Oslo on a short positioning flight was lost during flap retraction when a violent nose-down manoeuvre occurred. The First Officer took control when the Captain did not react and recovered with a 6 g pullout which left only 170 feet of ground clearance. A MAYDAY - subsequently cancelled when control was regained - was declared and the intended flight was then completed without further event. The Investigation concluded that tailplane stall after the aircraft was not de-iced prior to departure was the probable cause of the upset.)