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  • FLIGHT TEST: Cessna Citation Soverign - Mid-size marvel

    News | 04 Oct 2004 23:00

    <p>Cessna's Citation Sovereign business jet has great field performance and can take eight passengers coast to coast across the USA</p> <p>Although there are a several aircraft in the mid-size business jet category, recently most manufacturers have concentrated on launching larger designs. But while Bombardier developed the Challenger 300, Dassault the Falcon 2000EX and Raytheon the Hawker Horizon for the burgeoning super mid-size segment, Cessna saw an opportunity in the traditional mid-size market, where no all-new aircraft were being launched. </p> <p>When it announced the Model 680 Sovereign at the 1998 National Business Aviation Association convention, certification and first deliveries were planned for 2002, but the programme was delayed while Cessna worked on other business jets. First flight was not until February 2002, and US type certification was received in June this year. Customer deliveries began last week, in the run-up to NBAA 2004.</p> <p>Cessna's first all-new busines