The Cessna Corporation is world-renowned as one of the leaders in the business jet industry. The Cessna Citation Bravo, one of the most favored designs in the Cessna family over the decades, originally debuted in 1997 as the company’s premier light business jet.
In essence, the Cessna Citation Bravo developed out of the Citation II Model 550 series of turboprop aircrafts beginning in the early 1990s. The Cessna Citation Bravo could accommodate as many as seven passengers and could reach an altitude of over 40,000 feet.
The Cessna Citation Bravo is also one of nine different jet planes in the Citation II line, the final model in fact. When the Cessna Citation Bravo debuted, the aircraft included a state-of-the-art Honeywell Primus 1000 glass cockpit as well as a Honeywell GNSX flight management system. In addition, the aircraft featured twin Pratt & Whitney Canada-PW530A turbo engines.
337 Cessna Citation Bravos were manufactured until the jet ceased production in the fall of 2006. But the jet's legacy among international business travelers was already well established in the charter industry.
Some of the more impressive specifications on the Cessna Citation Bravo included a fuel range over 2,000 miles. To accommodate this increased flight range, the cabin of the aircraft was expanded to over 15 feet in length at a height of over four and a half feet.
Were it not for the Cessna Corporation's dedication as the industry leader in charter jet technology, the Cessna Citation Bravo may have seen more models manufactured. But suffice it to say, a 10 year production run attests to the success and popularity of the Cessna Citation Bravo, particularly among traveling executives.
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