CESSNA CITATION BRAVO
- Passengers 7
The Cessna Citation Bravo is an upgrade of the Citation II with improved avionics, a longer range, faster cruise speeds, and much better fuel efficiency.
About this aircraft
- The Cessna Citation Bravo entered service in 1997.
- The versatile aircraft has exceptional short-field capabilities and seats seven passengers (eight if the lavatory is used as a seat).
- It can fly for up to four hours, completing non-stop journeys from London to Athens and or New York to Miami.
- The baggage compartment has enough space for five suitcases and is long enough for golf clubs and skis.
- Production ceased in 2006 following over 330 deliveries. Some Bravos in operation today have been refurbished to optimise their level of comfort.
Renowned for its reliability and comfortable interior, the Citation Bravo remains one of the most popular private jets to charter for short-haul flights.
The Bravo’s spacious, air-conditioned cabin measures 1.43m in height, 1.48m in width and 4.75m in length without the cockpit. It’s usually configured in a seven-seat layout, with four passengers in club seats with fold-down executive tables in the centre, two additional club seats at the rear and one at the front. Sliding doors conceal a private lavatory with belted seating for an eighth passenger. There’s also space for a fully-stocked refreshment centre.
Below is the standard configuration of a Cessna Citation Bravo.
Interesting facts to learn before you fly
- The aircraft is certified to land at airports with steep approaches such as London City in the UK, Lugano in Switzerland and Seyer in Germany.
- There’s room for baggage in the nose, cabin and tailcone.
- Most Bravos are found in the United States, but they’re also readily available to charter in Europe.
The Citation Bravo is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW530A engines, each offering 2,887 lbs of thrust. It also features a Honeywell Primus 1000 integrated avionics system, Honeywell GNSX flight management system and electronic flight information system, dual screen primary flight displays and a multi-function display.
With more than 600 aircraft produced by 1994, the Citation II was in need of an overhaul. Cessna replaced it with the Citation Bravo, which received FAA certification in the summer of 1996 and quickly made a name for itself in the light jet market.
Cessna’s engineers added a more efficient engine and redesigned the aircraft’s fuselage to reduce cabin noise for a more relaxed inflight experience, while a trailing link landing gear system allowed for smoother landings. After a successful run, production of the Citation Bravo ceased in 2006.
Cessna was founded in 1927 by Clyde Cessna and Victor Roos. It was originally called the Cessna-Roos Aircraft Company, but Roos’ name was dropped after he resigned just one month into the partnership and sold back his interest to Cessna.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the company specialised in producing small piston-powered planes and business jets. After becoming one of the world’s biggest general aviation producers, it was bought by General Dynamics in 1985 and by Textron in 1992. In March 2014, Cessna stopped operating as a subsidiary company and joined Beechcraft and Hawker as one of the three distinct brands produced by Textron Aviation.
Acquiring a Cessna Citation Bravo typically costs $1.7 million to $2.3 million (USD), depending on production year.
Charter rates for the Bravo can vary greatly depending on the length of the journey you have planned, as well as the airports you decide to fly in and out of.
If you’d like to book a private charter flight on a Cessna Citation Bravo, contact our team. For information on other private jets to charter, browse our list of available aircraft.
Wet lease rates
ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance) wet lease rates for the Cessna Citation Bravo can vary depending on the age of the aircraft, length of the lease term, the number of block hours being guaranteed and the average cycle ratio.