December 28, 2015

Cessna Citation Ultra Overview (1994 – 1999)

Product Overview

The Cessna Citation Ultra was an updated version of the original Citation V (Model 560). An updated Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics suite consolidated multiple displays and replaced standard analog flight instruments. The upgraded engines (Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5D turbofans) offered 145 more pounds of thrust per side, and were more efficient.

As of December 2015, all of the Citation Ultra aircraft in operation were purchased pre-owned by the current owners. 8% are currently for sale with more than half of those (63.6%) under an exclusive broker agreement. When for sale, the average number of days a Citation Ultra remains on the market is 364 days.

Brief History

The Citation Ultra was launched in 1994 and was named Flying Magazine’s “Best Business Jet”. Production ended in 1999 following completion of 279 deliveries.

Worldwide Appeal

There are 276 Citation Ultra aircraft in operation today. Most of these are owned outright (266) with 6% currently leased. North America has the largest percentage of Citation Ultra aircraft (84%), followed by South America (8%).


Steve Schulte Photography 314-313-1622Performance

Two Pratt & Whitney JT15D-5D engines power the Citation Ultra, each offering 3,045 pounds of thrust and using 195 gallons per hour (GPH). The range of the Citation Ultra is 1,960 nm operating under NBAA IFR 4 passengers with available fuel.


The cabin volume for the Citation Ultra is 310 cubic feet. Typical configuration features 7 passenger and 2 crew seats.


Maximum Cruise Speed: 433 kts 802 km/h
Long-range Speed: 373 kts 691 km/h

Airfield Performance

Takeoff distance: 3,180 ft (969 m) (SL, ISA, MTOW)
Landing distance: 2,870 ft (875 m) (SL, ISA, MLW)

Operating Altitude

Maximum operating altitude: 45,000 ft (13,716 m)

Noise Level (EPNdB)

Takeoff: 82.9                Approach: 85.7 Lateral: 95.9


A. Maximum ramp weight: 16,500 lb (7,484 kg)
B. Maximum takeoff weight: 16,300 lb (7,394 kg)
C. Maximum landing weight: 15,200 lb (6,895 kg)
D. Maximum zero fuel weight: 12,200 lb (5,534 kg)
E. Standard basic operating weight: 9,795 lb (4,443 kg)


Honeywell Primus 1000


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