October 29, 2012
Cessna brought the new version of its Citation Sovereign business jet to NBAA in Orlando this week, with a Garmin G5000 avionics suite and new Pratt & Whitney PW306D engines. Like other newer Citation models, the New Sovereign will have winglets. The upgrades will boost the range by 150 nm, for a total range of 3,000 nm, and Cessna says short-runway performance is also improved. Production has already begun on the new model, Cessna said, with first deliveries expected in the third quarter of next year.
New design features also have been added to the cabin, with a new integrated cabin management system, airborne internet connectivity, and improved seat design. The New Sovereign will also be available with a utility configuration, with options to carry payload, people, or both, depending on the mission requirements.