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Cessna Citation Encore

Charter a Private Flight on the Cessna 560E Citation Encore

Cessna got a standing ovation for their upgraded 560 model so they decided to come back for an Encore. The Cessna CE560E Citation Encore was the last model in the Cessna 560 series, a production run that lasted from 1987 (Citation V) through 2011.

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The Citation Encore features upgraded engines, better fuel performance, a redesigned interior cabin, and advanced avionics in the cockpit. The Encore offers a range of 1,800 nmi with seating up to 8 passengers.

The Encore is versatile and economical while remaining luxurious. It offers superb versatility in the light jet class, covering impressive distances, arriving & departing using shorter runways, and hauling a heavy load. Passengers will enjoy a comfortable cabin, smooth flight, and its low charter costs.

Key Features

  • Long Passenger Cabin
  • 7-8 Passengers
  • Enclosed Bathroom
  • Access to short runways and small airports

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Citation Encore Pricing, Performance, & Specifications

The cost to charter a Cessna Citation Encore starts at around $3,000 an hour*, and the hourly rate will vary based on year of make/model, aircraft scheduling, routing, and positioning, and other factors; charter rates for the Encore+ start at around $3,500 an hour*.

  • Year of Make: 1998 – 2008
  • Manufacturer: Cessna
  • Class: Light Jet
  • MSRP: $1.8m – $3.2m (pre-owned)
  • Hourly Rate: $3,000 – $3,750*


  • Crew : 2 (single-pilot certified)
  • Capacity: 7-8 passengers
  • Cruise Speed: 493 mph
  • Range: 1,700 nmi
  • Max Payload: 2,310 lbs
  • Runway: 3,490 ft (takeoff)
  • Climb Rate: 4,620 ft/min
  • Service Ceiling: 45,000 ft
  • Avionics: Honeywell Primus 1000

Cabin Dimensions

  • Seats: 7-8
  • 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: 71 cu ft (28 cu ft internal)
  • Bathroom: Enclosed Lav

Aircraft Details

The Citation Encore was announced by Cessna in 1998 at the annual NBAA convention. An upgraded version of their Ultra successful light jet, the Encore was equipped with new Pratt & Whitney 535 engines, increasing the fuel capacity for more range, and better all-around performance.

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Additional modifications to the 560E included a trailing link main undercarriage, increased fuel capacity, updated interior with an additional cabin seat, and improved networking/avionics systems. The Encore was certified in the spring of 2000, with its first deliveries beginning in the fall of 2000. A total of 168 models were delivered until Cessna introduced the Encore+.

Let’s take a look at how to Encore compares to its competition within the light jet segment. The CJ3 offers better fuel economy and runway performance, but comes with a shorter cabin. The Learjet 45XR flies faster with a higher payload, but requires a longer runway and is less fuel-efficient. The CJ4 offer a higher payload and a longer range, but costs more.

Citation Encore Plus

For the Citation Encore+, Cessna added FADEC and Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics with a center MFD and both side PFDs. The new features increased the overall weight of the aircraft by 200 lbs, and with a fuel tank, can carry a payload of 850 lbs – 1,170 lbs. Short runway performance remains virtually untouched, requiring only 3,520 feet of runaway in ISA conditions.

The result is a light jet with an 1,800 nmi (3,300 km) range at 390 kn (720 km/h) TAS, equaling the speed of the CJ3+, while just slower than the CJ4. It can fly with one pilot but most are operated with two – Air Charter Advisors always recommend two pilots for added safety.

The upgraded Citation Encore+ received FAA certification towards the end of 2006, and was offered from 2007 through early 2010, with a total of 65 delivered. The Citation Encore Plus is currently valued at around $3.5 million on the pre-owned market.

Purchase a Cessna Citation Encore

Air Charter Advisors offers private jet sales & acquisition services for individuals, business groups and corporate flight departments looking to purchase a Cessna Citation Encore.

The cost of ownership for 200 hours of flying includes a total annual budget of around $710k, with around $330k in total fixed costs and nearly $380k in variable costs. This results in direct operational costs of around $2,000 per hour. The cost to acquire a used model is between $1.8 and $3 million.

This light jet enjoyed a 10 year production run from 1998-2008, and there are many pre-owned Citation Encore and Encore Plus models available. Our team offers access to pre-owned Citation Encores both on and off the market. Contact us for more information to buy a Cessna 560E Citation Encore.

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Citation Encore Jet Charter Services and Jet Cards

Air Charter Advisors offers a comprehensive list of private aviation services on the Cessna CE-560E Citation Encore & Encore Plus, including private flights, jet card programs, sales/acquisitions, and aircraft marketing & management.

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