The Sovereign combines a slightly modified Citation X cabin, with a brand new wing. Cessna thought about designing an all new fuselage cross section for the Sovereign but decided instead to use the existing fuselage to keep down costs and reduce development time.
The Sovereign is equipped with two Pratt & Whitney PW-306C engines and has a new, swept supercritical wing. The Sovereign has a Honeywell Epic LCD avionics suite, TCAS and EGPWS.
The first flight of the prototype was made on February 27, 2002. Certification was obtained in 2004 and deliveries started shortly after that.
Cessna introduced a new variant of the Citation Sovereign at the 2012 NBAA Convention in Orlando, Florida. The New Citation Sovereign has an increased range of approximately 150 NM due to the installation of winglets and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW306D engines. The New Sovereign is also equipped with the Garmin 5000 avionics suite.
2,773 nautical miles
793 cubic feet
135 cubic feet