The Cessna Citation Columbus now stands as a reminder to those at Cessna of what can happen when an ambitious project with great potential is not realized.
Cessna launched the model in February 2008 and cancelled the production only six months later, after it had been on display for three years at various aviation conventions around North America. The jet would have been larger than any other business jets produced by Cessna’s during that time, but its fate was sealed before a single flight test could be completed due to high development costs and poor market conditions for this kind of aircraft.

United States
2008 to: 2009
US$27 million (2008)
Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21
2x 2 X Pratt And Whitney PW810 turbofans
8,830 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
488 knots
904 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
4,000 Nautical Miles
7,408 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
1.6 nautical mile / gallon
0.783 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
45,000 feet
Rate of Climb:

Take Off Distance:
1646 metre - 5,400.20 feet
Landing Distance:
1067 metre - 3,500.61 feet
Max Take Off Weight:
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
Fuel Tank Capacity:
Baggage Volume:
Seats - Economy / General:
12 seats
Seats - Business Class:
8 seats
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
1.8 metre - 5.91 feet
Cabin Width:
2.1 metre - 6.89 feet
Cabin Length:
8.3 metre - 27.23 feet
Exterior Length:
23 metre - 75.46 feet
Tail height:
8.41 metre - 27.59 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
2.3 metre - 7.55 feet
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
24 metre - 78.74 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

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