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Cessna Citation II

Charter a Private Flight on the Cessna 550 Citation II / IISP / S

Air Charter Advisors is your source for on-demand charter services on the Cessna CE550 Citation II, a 7 seat light jet with an 1,800 nmi range, and outstanding short runway performance.

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Cessna debuted the Citation II (Model 550) in 1978, developed by stretching their Citation I (Model 500). The success of the 550 led to several variants, including the Citation II/SP (Model 551) for single-pilot operations, and the Citation S/II (Model S550), which replaced the II in production. The S550 added a variety of improvements, mainly the super-critical airfoil design used in the Citation III, and powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D4B engines.

The Citation 2 is an ideal charter option for passengers looking for comfortable jet that can fly nonstop from Chicago to Dallas, New York to DC, or Seattle to Denver. For pricing and availability on Citation IIs available for charter near you, give us a call at +1 (888) 987-5387

Key Features

  • 7 Seat Configuration
  • Enclosed Bathroom 
  • Access to Small Airports
  • Economical Light Jet 

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Citation II Pricing, Performance, & Specifications

The cost to charter a Citation II starts at around $2,500 an hour*. Hourly rates will vary based on model (II/S/IISP) and year of make, as well as aircraft routing, scheduling, positioning, and other factors, and do not include fuel, taxes, fbo, and other fees.

  • Year of Make: 1978 – 1995
  • Manufacturer: Cessna
  • Class: Light Jet
  • MSRP: $250,000 to $1,300,000 (pre-owned)
  • Hourly Rate: $2,300 – $2,875*

General Specs (Cessna S550 Citation SII)

  • Crew: Two
  • Capacity: 6-8 passengers
  • Length: 47 ft 8.5 in (14.542 m)
  • Wingspan: 52 ft 2.5 in (15.913 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)
  • Max Takeoff Weight: 15,100 lb (6,849 kg)


  • Top Speed: Mach 0.721
  • Cruise Speed: 464 mph (403 kts; 746 km/h) at 35,000 ft (11,000 m)
  • Max Payload: 2,500 lb
  • Climb Rate: 3,040 ft/min
  • Range: 1,998 nmi (2,299 mi; 3,700 km) (with max fuel)
  • Service Ceiling: 43,000 ft
  • Runway: 3,450 ft (takeoff)
  • Engine: 2x Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-4B turbofans
  • Thrust: 2,500 lbf (11 kN) thrust each

Interior Dimensions

  • Seats: 7
  • Cabin Height: 4 ft 7 in
  • Cabin Width: 4 ft 8 in
  • Cabin Length: 16 ft 0 in
  • Cabin Volume: 342 cu. ft.
  • Baggage Capacity: 77 cu ft (36 cu ft internal)
  • Bathroom: Enclosed Lav

Aircraft Details

The Cessna Citation II (Model 550) series is a light business jet built by Cessna. Stretched from the Citation I, it was announced in the fall of 1976, first flew at the beginning of 1977, and was certified in the spring of 1978. The US Navy utilizes this aircraft as radar system trainers, identified as the T-47A.

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Variants include the II/SP single-pilot version, and the improved S/II – although the newer S/II was to replace the 550 in production, Cessna continued to produce the II until they introduced the Bravo. The Citation Bravo upgraded the II with Primus 1000 avionics and P&WC PW530A engines.

Production lasted until 2006 after a total of 1184 aircraft were delivered (II: 688; Bravo: 336; S550: 160).

Purchase a Cessna Citation II

Air Charter Advisors offers private jet sales & acquisition services for individuals & corporate flight departments interested in selling or purchasing a Cessna Citation II. This light jet enjoyed a 17 year production run across several variants in the Model 550 series before it was replaced by the Citation Bravo.

The cost of ownership for the Citation II carries an annual budget of $720k, including $315k in fixed costs and $405k in operating/variable costs. The operating cost for the Cessna 550 Citation II comes out to around $2,025 an hour, or approximately $10.45 per mile.

No matter which model you’re looking to sell or purchase, our team can connect you to on and off market resources to make your transaction go as smoothly as possible. Give us a call or contact us for more information about selling or purchasing a Cessna Citation II.

Cessna Citation II | Private Jet Charters and Jet Cards

Air Charter Advisors offers a comprehensive list of private aviation services on the Cessna 550 Citation II, including private flights, jet card programs, sales/acquisitions, and aircraft marketing & management.

If you’re interested in chartering, purchasing, or selling a Citation 2 or similar light jet, don’t hesitate to contact us by submitting a request through our contact form, or call us directly at 1-888-987-(JETS) 5387.

* Average hourly rates are examples and vary depending on make, model and year; amenities, routing and scheduling/availability, and do not include fuel, taxes, or re-positioning. Pictures are for example only. The age, color, interior layout, hourly rates, specifications, dimensions may all vary between aircraft. All images copyrighted and provided courtesy of Cessna/Textron Inc. unless noted otherwise.