November 19, 2015

Cessna Citation VII Overview (1992 – 2000)

Product Overview

The Cessna Citation VII is part of the Citation 650 series, which included a total of four aircraft types (Citation III, IV, VI and VII). One of the biggest differentiating features of the Citation VII was improved engines which allowed for higher altitude capabilities than the Citation III.

As of October 2015, all of the Citation VII aircraft in operation were purchased pre-owned by the current owner. 13.7% are currently for sale with the majority of those (75%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average number of days a Citation VII remains on the market is 492.

Brief History

The first flight of the Citation VII took place in February 1991. Production ended in 2000 with a total of 119 deliveries. The Citation VII model is a continuation of the Citation III model and the latest in the 650 series of Citation jets.

Worldwide Appeal

There are 117 Citation VII aircraft in operation today. Most of these are owned outright (111) with 12% currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of Citation VII aircraft (70%), followed by Europe (10%) and South America (10%).


CItation VII Interior JSPerformance

Two Honeywell TFE731-4R-2S engines power the Citation VII, each offering 4,080 pounds of thrust and using 251 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Citation VII is 1,833 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Citation VII is 422 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 7 passenger and 2 crew seats.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 452 kts 837 km/h
Long-range Speed: 417 kts 772 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 4,940 ft (1,506 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,910 ft (887 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

Maximum operating altitude: 51,000 ft (15,545 m)

Noise Level (EPNdB)

Takeoff: 78.9                Approach: 90.8 Lateral: 91.9


A. Maximum ramp weight: 23,200 lb (10,523 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 23,000 lb (10,433 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 20,000 lb (9,072 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 16,500 lb (7,484 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 14,100 lb (6,396 kg)


Honeywell SPZ-8000


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