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Also known as the model CE-551, the Cessna Citation II/SP is a single-pilot certified, twin engine business jet, designed to compete in the turboprop market. The Citation II/SP is a member of the Cessna's successful Citation family, known for its paramount cabin luxury, simplicity of flight and outstanding performance. The Cessna Citation II/SP features a 3ft 9in (1.14m) fuselage stretch over the baseline of the Citation, allowing seating for 7 to 8 passengers. The Cessna Citation II/SP is powered by more powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D4 engines, providing 2,500 pounds of thrust each on takeoff, with an inspection interval of 3,500 hours. The Citation II/SP’s very good handling characteristics can be attributed largely to its straight wing design. When compared to other light jets, the Citation II/SP excels in simplicity, flexibility, and economy.

Aircraft Size

Citation II/SP Exterior
Aircraft Size English Metric
Length 47.20 ft 14.39 m
Wing Span 52.20 ft 15.91 m
Height 15.00 ft 4.57 m
Bag. Capacity 77.00 ft³ 002.18 m³

Cabin Size

Citation II/SP Interior
Cabin Size English Metric
Length 16.00 ft 4.88 m
Width 4.90 ft 1.49 m
Height 4.80 ft 1.46 m
Area 263.00 ft³ 7.45 m³

Aircraft Seats

Layout Seats
Max Seating 8
Typical Seating 7
Pilots 2

Average Prices

Costs USD EUR
Price - New - -
Price - Used - -
Hourly Rate 2,300 USD 2,300 EUR

Performance Specifications

Performance English Metric
IFR Range 1,404 nm 2,600 km
Cruise Speed 402 KTAS 757 km/h
Certified Ceiling 43,000 ft 13,106 m
Rate of Climb 3,130 ft/m 954 m/m
Takeoff Distance 2,990 ft 911 m
Landing Distance 2,017 ft 615 m
Max Takeoff Weight 12,500 lbs 5,670 kg
Max Landing Weight 12,000 lbs 5,443 kg
Useful Weight 5,000 lbs 2,268 kg
Payload with Full Fuel 230 lbs 104 kg

More about the Citation II/SP

In 1977, the Cessna Corporation introduced the Citation II into the light business jet market. One thousand jets were sold in its first four years on the market and, after being in production for sixteen years, the Citation II became the best selling private jet to date for the Cessna Corporation. In 1978, the Citation II SP, the single pilot version of the Citation II model, was introduced to compete in the turbo-prop market. The most prominent advantage of the Citation II SP is that this private business jet can be operated by a single pilot operator, allowing for an increase in planning flexibility while decreasing operating, travel, and overhead costs. 

Key Features of the Citation II/SP

The Cessna Citation II SP has several seating configurations available, though it is most commonly arranged to accommodate six, eight, or ten passengers with a maximum passenger capacity of eleven. The cabin measures 16 feet in length, reaches 4.9 feet in width, and stretches 4.8 feet in height. The Citation II SP offers 36 cubic feet of internal storage with 41 cubic feet of external storage, for a combined total of 77 cubic feet to accommodate your luggage needs.

With a straight wing design, the Citation II SP is both less susceptible to Dutch Rolls and features a higher ratio of lift per increment of angle-of-attack, rendering much easier and effortless take offs and landings. The Citation II SP features a fuel consumption of 165 gallons per hour, rendering this private business jet an economic option as well.

Capabilities of the Citation II/SP

The Citation II SP comes equipped with two Pratt & Whitney JT15D-4 engines. Each engine is rated for 2,500 pounds of thrust with an inspection interval of 3,500 hours. These engines allow for its impressive take off performance and a climb rate of just over 3,000 feet per minute. The Citation II SP needs only 2,990 feet of runway to take off at sea level and 2,017 feet of runway to land on a standard day. The Citation II SP features a maximum certified ceiling of 43,000 feet, well above most aviation traffic. This private jet also features a maximum high speed cruise speed of 402 knots, allowing for a quick flight to your business destination.

The flight deck of the Citation II SP was clearly designed with important human factors considerations at its forefront. The design allows for 340 degrees of visibility, granting the single pilot operator increased situational awareness. The avionics suite equipped in the Citation II SP utilizes three 8.9 inch flat panel liquid crystal displays, two of which function as primary flight displays while the third acts as a multi function display. This avionics suite features a Vision-1 synthetic vision system, which provides a crisp, detailed three dimensional depiction of the aircraft and terrain in respect to the current flight path, utilizing topographical colors that correlate to the coloring used on aviation sectional charts. The avionics suite also features an Application Server Unit, which allows the pilot access to electronic navigation charts and can store additional documents, such as checklists and manuals.

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