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Cessna Citation Ultra

Charter a Private Flight on the Cessna Citation Ultra Business Jet

Fly private on the Cessna 560U Citation Ultra, an upgraded Citation V with upgraded Pratt & Whitney Canada engines, EFIS instruments, and a refined cabin experience.

Cessna Citation Ultra charter services

Cessna announced the update to their popular Model 560 (Citation V) in the early 1990’s, improving their light jet platform with more powerful engines and upgraded avionics. The CE560U Ultra debuted in the business jet market in 1994 to critical acclaim, earning the title of ‘Best Business Jet’ by Flying Magazine.

Cessna also focused on meeting the demand for more cabin space in the light jet market, utilizing the same fuselage from the V, including 7 fully adjustable club seats, enclosed lavatory, recessed tables, and a full refreshment center. There’s also a spot for an 8th passenger using a belted lav seat.

To power the Ultra, Cessna incorporated twin Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5D engines, giving the Citation Ultra plenty of versatility. One of the biggest improvements was short runway performance, able to takeoff with just 3,200 feet of runway in optimal conditions and a full load. The nearly 2,000 NM range is outstanding for a light jet, and its high cruise speed is ideal for private flights lasting up to 4 hours; ideal for non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Seattle and similar routes.

Key Features

  • Impressive Range for a Light Jet
  • Upgraded Cabin Experience
  • Powerful, Versatile Engines
  • Room for 7-8 Passengers

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Citation Ultra Pricing, Performance, & Specifications

The cost to charter a Cessna Citation Ultra starts at around $3,000* an hour, and the hourly rates will vary based on aircraft routing, scheduling, positioning, and other factors. Request a quote or call for all-inclusive charter costs.

  • Year of Make: 1994 — 1999
  • Manufacturer: Cessna
  • Class: Light Jet
  • MSRP: $800,000 – $1,900,000 (pre-owned)
  • Hourly Rate: $3,250 — $4,250*

General Specs

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 7–8 passengers
  • Length: 48 ft 11 in (14.91 m)
  • Wingspan: 52 ft 2 in (15.90 m)
  • Height: 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)

Performance Specs

  • Top Speed: Mach 0.75 (575 mph)
  • Cruise Speed: 490 mph (430 kts; 796 km/h)
  • Range: 1,960 NM (2,256 mi; 3,630 km)
  • Max Payload: 2,175 lbs
  • Climb Rate: 4,230 ft/min
  • Service Ceiling: 45,000 ft
  • Runway: 3,180 ft
  • Engines: 2x Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5D
  • Thrust: 3,045 lbf (13.54 kN)

Interior Dimensions

  • Seats: 7
  • Cabin Height: 4 ft 7 in
  • Cabin Width: 4 ft 8 in
  • Cabin Length: 17 ft 3 in
  • Cabin Volume: 369 cu ft
  • Baggage Capacity: 67 cu ft
  • Bathroom: Enclosed Lavatory

Purchase a Cessna Citation Ultra

Air Charter Advisors is available to help individuals and corporate flight departments interested in selling or purchasing a Cessna Citation Ultra. The Model 560U was named named Flying magazine’s “Best Business Jet” in 1994 and enjoyed a successful but brief production run through 1999.

The cost of ownership for 200 hours of flight time (as of 2019) carries an annual budget of around $695k, which includes $320k in fixed costs and $375k in operational/variable costs. The operating cost of the Citation Ultra comes out to around $1,850-$1,875 per hour.

Although it debuted with an MSRP of around $7 million, there are several used & pre-owned Citation Ultras that are available for between $1.2 million and $1.8 million. Our team has access to used and pre-owned private jets both on and off market, connecting you to the right plane at the right price. Contact our team for more information if you’re interested in buying a Cessna Citation Ultra.

Citation Ultra Jet Charter Services and Light Jet Cards

Air Charter Advisors offers a wide range of luxury and business aviation services on the Cessna 560U Citation Ultra, including private charter flights, jet card programs, sales/acquisitions, and aircraft marketing & management.

If you’re interested in chartering, purchasing, or selling a Citation Ultra 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.