Aircraft Report: Cessna Citation Mustang

fliegermagazin No.1 - January 2024 (german)

The Cessna Citation Mustang was presented in detail in the January issue of fliegermagazin.
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Cessna Citation Mustang C510

Cessna Citation Mustang C510

The Cessna Citation Mustang (Model 510) is a very light jet built by Cessna. Launched at the 2002 NBAA convention, it first flew on 23 April 2005. It received its FAA type certification September 8, 2006, was first delivered on November 22 and production ended in 2017 after 479 aircraft were built. The 8,645 lb (3,921 kg) MTOW jet is powered by two 1,460 lbf (6.5 kN) P&WC PW615F turbofans, can reach 340 kn (630 km/h) and can cover 1,167 nmi (2,161 km).


Launched at the 2002 NBAA convention, the $2.4 million Mustang first flew on 23 April 2005. The airplane received full type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration on September 8, 2006. Cessna received FAA certification to fly into "known icing conditions" on November 9, 2006. Cessna delivered the first production LJ on November 22, 2006, the same day the FAA awarded Cessna with the necessary certification. Dave and Dawn Goode of GOODE Ski Technologies received the first retail delivered Cessna Mustang on April 23, 2007.

In 2010, Cessna launched an enhanced edition of the aircraft called the High Sierra, which features higher quality cabin furnishings and enhanced avionics, including synthetic vision.

Cessna ended production of the design in May 2017. Production ended due to lack of customer demand for the aircraft, as a result of competition from the company's own Cessna Citation M2. The company had been selling an average of 40 Mustangs per year until the M2 was introduced in 2013 and then Mustang sales dropped to just 24 aircraft over the next three years. The M2 is a faster and larger aircraft, but can operate from similar length runways and requires only a single pilot with the C/E-525 type rating, which reduced training and crewing costs over the Mustang. A total of 479 examples of the Citation Mustang were produced.


The Mustang is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a swept wing, T-tail and retractable tricycle gear. One main door is located in the forward left section of the aircraft, with an additional emergency exit on the center right section of the fuselage. The Mustang, in standard configuration, has four passenger seats in the aft cabin, a toilet, and seating for two in the cockpit. The airframe is primarily of aluminum alloy construction, with a three spar wing. Power is provided by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofans, mounted in pods on the aft fuselage. It is built at the Cessna production facility in Independence, Kansas.

Like many other light jets, the Mustang is approved for single-pilot operation.

Role: Businessjet
National origin: United States
Manufacturer: Cessna
First flight: 23rd April 2005
Introduction: 23rd November 2006
Produced: 2005–2017
Number built: 479

Technical specifications

General characteristics
Crew 1–2
Passager capacity 4–5
Landing distance 725 m
Takeoff distance 948 m
Unit cost (new, 2013) 3,2 Mio. US-Dollar
Years of construction and quantities 2006 - 2016, 479 pieces
Operating cost 725 US-$ per hour
Power plant 2 × Pratt & Whitney PW615F-A
Length 12,37 m
Wingspan 13,16 m
Height 4,09 m
Cabin Length 2,97 m
Cabin height 1,37 m
Cabin width 1,4 m
Luggage capacity 1,8 m³
Mass data
Empty weight 2439 kg / 5376 lbs
Max. payload 623 kg / 1374 lbs
(MZFM = 6750 lbs)
Max. takeoff weight 3921 kg
Max. landing weight 3629 kg
Cruise. Speed 630 km/h
Range 2130 km
(NBAA IFR, 100 NM Alternate
Service ceiling 41.000 ft (12.500 m)
Thrust 2 × 6,50 kN (1460 lbs)

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