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Cessna Citation Encore
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First Year Delivered
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The Cessna Citation Encore is a turbofan-powered small-to-medium sized business jet built by the Cessna Aircraft Company. The Citation brand of business jets encompasses several distinct "families" of aircraft. This family includes the Citation V, the Citation Ultra, the Citation Encore, and the Citation Encore+.
The Citation Encore is an upgraded version of the Citation Ultra with Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535A engines. It has decrease in fuel capacity to 5,298 pounds, 477 pounds less than the Ultra's, but it has more range than the Ultra-1,700 nmi with NBAA IFR reserves. The reduction in fuel tank size allowed Cessna to fit the Encore with soft-landing, trailing link, main landing gear. In addition, the wheel track has been narrowed 3.7 feet for better ground tracking and more mannerly, crosswind landing behavior.
The Encore's MTOW is bumped 330 pounds to 16,630 pounds, enabling it to carry five passengers with full fuel. The additional weight increases takeoff field length to 3,561 feet, compared with 3,180 feet for the Ultra. The much improved high altitude thrust output of the PW535 engines, however, allow the Encore to climb faster and cruise higher.
The Citation Encore was certified in April 2000 with first delivery in late September 2000.
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