|2008 Cessna 510 Citation Mustang
N66ES (sn 510-0110)
Photo taken Jul. 2009
King County International Airport (Boeing Field), WA USA (BFI/KBFI)
|Photo © Marcel Siegenthaler
The Cessna Citation Mustang, Model 510, is a "very light jet" (VLJ) class business jet built by Cessna Aircraft Company at their Independence, Kansas production facility. The Mustang, in standard configuration, has four passenger seats in the aft cabin and seating for two in the cockpit. Like most other very light jets, the Mustang is approved for single-pilot operation.
The Model 510 Mustang first flew on 18 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 VLJ on November 23, 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.
The Mustang is a low-wing cantilever monoplane with a tricycle retractable landing gear and two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofan engines, mounted in pods on the rear aft fuselage. The airframe is constructed primarily of aluminum alloys, with a three spar wing group. 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.
Crew: one or two pilots
Capacity: 4 to 5 passengers
Length: 40'7" (12.37 m)
Wingspan: 43'2" (13.16 m)
Height: 13'5" (4.09 m)
Empty weight: 6750 lb (3062 kg)
Loaded weight: 8730 lb (3960 kg)
Useful load: 3180 lb (1442 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 8645 lb (3930 kg)
Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F turbofan, 1460 lb (6.49 kN) each
Maximum speed: Mach 0.63
Cruise speed: 340 ktas (630 km/h)
Range: 1167 nmi (at max. takeoff weight) (2161 km)
Service ceiling: 41000 ft (12500 m)
Rate of climb: 3010 fpm (917 mpm)
Thrust/weight: 0.169 (at max. takeoff weight)
Takeoff distance: 3,110 ft (948 m)
Landing distance: 2,380 ft (729 m)
The aircraft is operated by private individuals, companies and executive charter operators. A number of companies also use the aircraft as part of fractional ownership programs.