The Citation X is a long range medium size business jet aircraft. It has a top speed of Mach 0.92, which is 607 mph, making it the fastest operative civilian jet. It was designed and built by Cessna Aircraft Company, which resides in Wichita, Kansas. There are a number of other aircrafts in the Citation aircraft family but the Citation X design is not derived from any of the other aircrafts in its family. Although the development of the Citation X was announced in 1990, it was not actually created until 1996.
For more than 20 years, all aircrafts in the Citation family were known as aircrafts that could handle well but they were slow; thus bringing the reason for the creation of the Citation X. The mold of a typical Citation jet was broken when the Citation X was created because it became the fastest jet all across the globe that was used for civilian purposes.
The Citation X incorporates several innovative features in its design; these include being powered by Rolls Royce/Allison engines. One of the most interesting facts about the Citation X is it burns the same amount of fuel at a Mach speed of 0.9 that other aircrafts burn at a speed of only 0.8 Mach.
Within the aircraft are found two elevators, an all-moving tail for trim, and a rudder that is in two pieces. It also has five spoiler panels on each wing that are used as speed brakes and for roll control.
Citation X Interior