Citation Encore – The finest light jet in the world.

Desert Jet operates the Cessna Citation Encore, which is the latest and greatest achievement of the original Citation family.  Comfortably seating seven passengers in a center-club configuration with a belted lavatory for an eighth passenger, the aircraft can fly impressive distances of up to 1800 nautical miles.  For example, Palm Springs to Chicago can be accomplished with much ease.  Not only will you be flying far, but you’ll be soaring with a maximum operating altitude of 45,000 feet.  Additionally, while the Encore can fly high to take advantage of the prevailing winds and better range, it will fly safely over most of the weather down below.
Comfort is the Encore’s middle name.  With a large aft baggage compartment equipped with a ski tube, the Encore can comfortably handle all of your luggage needs and more for that weekend trip to Aspen.  In-cabin amenities include XM satellite radio, Bose noise-cancelling headsets, a satellite phone, a refreshment center, and a fully-enclosed lavatory to name a few.
Up front, Citation Encore pilots have all the latest technology to get you to your destination safely.  At their disposal is Honeywell’s Primus 1000 avionics suite which offers both the Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) and the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II).  These systems act as an added set of eyes in the sky to help pilots avoid rising terrain and other traffic flying nearby.
Ironically, not known for overall aircraft speed, the Citation name comes from a former Triple Crown winning thoroughbred stallion.  What it lacks in speed, the Citation Encore champions in just about every other category including performance, safety, comfort, reliability, class and value.  Since being first certified by the FAA in 1971 as the original Citation I, the Citation family has evolved over the years with much technological advancement.  However, one thing has always remained constant.  It has been tested, tried and affirmed as a true performer, proving the name still fits.
The exquisite, ultra-quiet, new interior boasts a 17 plus foot cabin, the longest cabin of any light jet. The center club seating arrangement is appointed with dual fold-down executive tables. Hardwood sliding doors conceal a private lavatory that includes belted seating for an additional passenger. Passenger seats recline, swivel 180 degrees and track laterally inboard, forward and aft for additional head and shoulder room. Exceptional short-field capabilities and superb climb performance make the Citation Encore an extremely versatile aircraft.

Book Your Citation Encore Flight Today

Call Desert Jet today to book your next flight on our beautiful Citation Encore at (760) 399-1000.  You can also obtain a no-obligation charter quote online or request a quote by emailing us at

Technicals & Amenities

  • Seats 7 passengers comfortably
  • Luxurious leather seating
  • Full refreshment center
  • Fully enclosed private aft lavatory
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • Satellite telephone
  • Bose Quiet Comfort headsets
  • DVD players available on request
  • Aft ski tube and golf club storage
  • Airstair entry for easy boarding
  • Range of 2048 statute miles (1780 nm)
  • Cruise speed of 500 mph (435 KTAS), Mach .755
  • 13 minutes to climb to 37,000 feet
  • Maximum seating capacity of 8 passengers
  • Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System
  • TCAS II (with change 7) Traffic System
  • Windshear Warning System

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