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Brisbane welcomes a new aircraft to the hangar

Aviation Australia acquired a Cessna 500 Citation Eagle 1 this week, joining the growing aircraft collection on campus. The aircraft was placed in one of the on-site operational hangars.

The Cessna made the trip from the Sunshine Coast Airport in three parts (the body and two wings). Aviation Australia’s engineering students will assemble the aircraft as part of their practical training.

The Cessna Citation will be utilised as a training aid at Aviation Australia, joining the Fokker F28, Boeing 727, Beechcraft Kingair, Piper Navajo, Bell 206 Jetranger, Robinson R44 and Sikorsky S-76.

Fun facts about the Cessna Citation

  • The aircraft first hit the market in 1972 as a small-cabin light jet.
  • Cessna is the world’s largest manufacturer of private aircraft.
  • The Cessna Citation reaches a maximum speed of 391mph.
  • The aircraft seats 4-5 passengers.
  • A new Cessna Citation is valued at $2.75 million.
  • Cessna is based in Wichita, Kansas, which is known as the aviation capital of the United States of America.

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