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Citation Ascend

To Transcend the Extraordinary,
First You Must Ascend.


More than a business jet, a business strategy

The Citation Ascend

  • 1,900 nm3,519 km
  • 441 ktas817 km/h
  • 12
  • 850 lb386 kg
  • 3,660 ft1,116 m
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Extraordinary was our starting point

Introducing the Cessna® Citation Ascend™ jet. Step into the future of business innovation. The pinnacle of efficiency and productivity. Every detail considered and designed to take your business further. To transcend the extraordinary, first you must ascend.

Inspired by your ambition, the new Cessna® Citation Ascend™ jet is brilliantly designed to outperform, optimizing your business. To transcend the extraordinary, first you must ascend.

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Inspired by how you do business

Designed to Outperform

The new Citation Ascend™ jet is efficiency and capability at altitude. More fuel-efficient engines allow you to travel smarter for both your business and our planet. Greater payload capabilities ensure seamless operations, so your business runs smoothly.
The new Citation Ascend™ jet is efficiency and capability at altitude. More fuel-efficient engines allow you to do more with increased range and fewer stops. Power and control are at your command with the latest Garmin® G5000® avionics and new autothrottles for reduced pilot workload and a better flying experience.
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Close up image of a Citation Ascend engine. Avionics panel for Citation Ascend. Side-facing couch with optional fold down storage. Autothrottle controls in cockpit. Citation Ascend flying above the clouds.
  • Citation Ascend with a hotspot on the engine. Close up image of a Citation Ascend engine.

    Take your business farther with new dual-channel, FADEC-controlled engines. With greater fuel efficiency, improved range and increased thrust, it's the epitome of high performance.

  • Citation Ascend with a hotspot on the cockpit. Avionics panel for Citation Ascend.

    A flight deck built for now and well into the future with Garmin® G5000® avionics, featuring the latest software and hardware.

  • Citation Ascend with a hotspot on the baggage area. Side-facing couch with optional fold down storage.

    The Citation Ascend™ jet enables you to do more—carry more passengers or more baggage. It gives you more of what you need to keep your business running smoothly and efficiently.

  • Citation Ascend with hotspots on the cockpit and the engine. Autothrottle controls in cockpit.

    An autothrottle-equipped flight deck for reduced pilot workload, smoother operations and a better flying experience.

  • Citation Ascend with hotspots on the wings. Citation Ascend flying above the clouds.

    New fuel-efficient engines give you increased range to keep you ahead of the curve. With a 4 passenger range of 1,900 nm, your business can go farther.

Explore the cockpit

  • Cockpit Windows

    Engineers have crafted a cockpit made for pilots, including four large windows that enhance pilot visibility by reducing obstructions. These windows include new materials that offer added protection against harmful UV rays.

  • Synthetic Vision System

    The Synthetic Vision System (SVS) in the Citation Ascend™ jet increases situationally-aware flying. The SVS composes a virtual view of terrain and obstacles, so you can navigate confidently, even when visibility is low.

  • Heated Wind Screens

    Wind screens of the flight deck are electrically heated, reducing condensation and ice buildup to maintain visibility.

  • Tilt Panels

    The simplified tilt panels on the Citation Ascend™ jet provide a smooth cockpit flow. These panels are ergonomically placed at the pilot’s fingertips to maintain comfort and highlight systems that pilots regularly use.

  • Touchscreen Controllers

    Four Garmin® touchscreen controllers (GTCs) are ergonomically placed within the flight deck. The GTCs are located at a convenient angle to reduce glare and improve ease of use.

  • Breaker Panel Access

    Circuit breaker panels are easily accessible within the sidewalls of the Citation Ascend™ jet's cockpit. Located within arms reach, the breaker panels give pilots peace of mind and control when needed.

  • Device Charging

    Four USB-C ports in the cockpit of the Citation Ascend™ jet provide easy-to-access device charging for items such as personal tablets or smart phones.

  • Push-to-Talk Switches

    The push-to-talk (PTT) switches for simplified communications with air traffic control (ATC) are available at your fingertips, located conveniently near the outboard radio tuning unit, as well as on each yoke.

  • Autothrottles

    The Citation Ascend™ jet features full-flight regime autothrottles with flight envelope protection to precisely monitor engine power and reduce the workload of pilots.

  • Unattended APU

    The Citation Ascend™ jet features an unattended auxiliary power unit (APU) that is simple to run and available both on the ground and in flight. This APU provides generous operating altitudes and serves as a back-up power source providing a third generator and additional bleed-air when needed.

Citation Ascend cabin virtual tour.


Join our team as we show you how each system and design has your mission at the forefront. Watch now for a virtual walkthrough.

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Explore the spacious cabin of the Citation Ascend™ aircraft. Click and drag to move the camera.


Success favors the focused

In the Citation Ascend™ jet, new quiet cabin technologies allows you to stay concentrated on the business of the day. Flat floor and dropped aisle design options make your comfort a top priority, so you can arrive focused, centered and poised for what's next.
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The new Citation Ascend™ jet helps business travelers stay focused with quiet cabin technology for uninterrupted productivity. Flat floor and dropped aisle design options make your comfort and focus a top priority.

Explore the executive cabin

  • Quiet Cabin
    Graphical depiction of Citation Ascend's sound dampening.

    Experience redefined aircraft comfort with our quiet cabin technology. By using enhanced sound dampening, you can enjoy a quieter ambiance usually reserved for larger jets. With sound levels quieter than previous 560XL jets and light jet aircraft, passengers can engage in a conversation, work or relax distraction-free environment.

  • Speakerless Sound
    Graphical depiction of the speakerless sound system.

    Indulge in an enhanced auditory journey during flight with the optional Bongiovi sound system. Become immersed in a surround sound experience that allows you to fully enjoy your favorite music, shows or optional XM radio through the cabin management system.

  • Interior Customization
    Examples of the many different materials that can be used in a Citation Ascend interior.

    Interior customizations on the Citation Ascend™ jet match the individuality of your aspirations for your time in the air. This aircraft sets the standard for in-flight comfort and durability. Our experts help you personalize your aircraft with luxurious and sustainable materials, reflecting your vision and values.

  • Flat Floor
    View of the flat floor in the Citation Ascend.

    Cabin comfort is now transformed by the ability to choose either a flat floor or a dropped aisle. With a flat floor, enjoy increased levels of generous legroom with abundant space to fully swivel your seat and stretch your legs in flight. Enhance your cabin's elegance by selecting optional stone or luxury vinyl flooring for the galley and lavatory areas.

  • Dropped Aisle

    Select a floor style that aligns with your needs. Customize your Citation Ascend™ jet by selecting either a sleek flat floor or an elegant dropped aisle configuration, so that your aircraft reflects your one-of-a-kind tastes.

  • Refreshment Center
    View of the refreshment center in the Citation Ascend.

    The refreshment center's larger, extendable work surface provides ample space to craft food and drinks. Select from a diverse array of high-end surface materials, including an optional stone finish. Enjoy hot beverages with the standard hot tank or power a self-serve beverage machine with the optional high-powered outlet.

  • Side-Facing Couch
    View of the side-facing couch in the Citation Ascend.

    The side-facing couch is more than just two comfortable seats, it can be transformed to provide additional in-flight accessible storage. With folding seatbacks that reveal a rubberized surface, this space keeps items in place during taxi, takeoff and landing to meet your needs for each flight.

  • Cabin Windows
    View of the window shades in the Citation Ascend.

    All-new cabin windows are nearly 15 percent larger and include transparent and opaque shade settings via wireless controls. The optional lighted window rings illuminate your cabin with extra brightness, amplifying cabin allure and enhancing the overall ambiance.

  • Lavatory
    View of the lavatory in the Citation Ascend.

    Customize your lavatory flooring with the option to choose carpet, stone or luxury vinyl. For a refined and stylish enhancement, select the optional stone vanity counter and elevate your space to new heights of sophistication.

  • Aft Cabin
    View of the aft cabin in the Citation Ascend.

    Unlock cabin versatility and an organized travel experience for you and your passengers with secure stowing and hanging storage provisions. This flexible space caters to your unique needs, and can be used for a passenger seat, coat storage or extra in-flight accessible baggage storage.

  • Seat Controls
    View of the arm rest in the down position in the Citation Ascend.

    Experience heightened convenience and comfort in the Citation Ascend™ jet. The seats, which feature a proven Citation design and seamlessly stowable armrests, now have an all-new push button release feature to control your seat position. This allows you to effortlessly swivel and track your seat forward and aft, providing an unmatched level of control.

  • Comfort and Ergonomics
    Close up view of the cushion and stitching in the Citation Ascend seats.

    Experience ultimate relaxation with newly engineered aircraft seats that feature customizable cushion firmness and optional lumbar support. Ergonomic designs and luxurious optional quilted patterns converge to create a perfect fusion of comfort and style on the Citation Ascend™ aircraft.

  • Wireless Smartphone Charging
    Smartphone in a charging dock in the side ledge of the Citation Ascend.

    Keep your devices fully powered and ready for use with convenient charging options for passengers and crew. This aircraft features three universal outlets, 19 standard USB ports and wireless smartphone charging available at every main cabin seat, a feature exclusive to the Citation Ascend™ in the midsize jet category.

  • Cabin Management System
    View of the Clairity Cabin Management system running on a tablet.

    The Clairity™ Cabin Management System gives you complete control of your in-flight experience. From adjusting cabin temperature and lighting to operating the window shades and entertainment system, your flight is easily managed at your fingertips.


Introducing your next business decision

The Citation Ascend™ jet is built with your bottom line in mind. Longer maintenance intervals mean less downtime and greater cost savings. Discover next-level efficiency with increases in full fuel payload and maximum payload, so you can take your business further.
The Citation Ascend™ jet is built with your success in mind. Reduce downtime and enjoy smoother business operations with longer maintenance intervals. Strong warranties and an unattended auxiliary power unit help you increase savings so you can make the economically smarter investment.
Technician working in a service facility.
Expected Best-In-Class Maintenance Intervals

Longer engine and airframe maintenance intervals keep you airborne at 800 hrs or 18 months, reducing downtime and maintenance costs.

The aft exterior of the Citation Ascend where the APU is located.
Unattended APU

The in-flight capable, auxiliary power unit enables power, heat and cooling with minimal fuel and noise. The new unattended capability allows pilots to prepare for every flight efficiently, saving valuable time.

Technician in the paint booth.
Better warranties

A trifecta of superior warranties on engine, paint and interior for elevated peace of mind.

Screen of the Textron Aviation service app.
New System Diagnostics

Reduce service downtime and record more than 9,000 parameters in-flight with Textron Aviation's exclusive AReS diagnostic system. LinxUs Air provides in-flight, real-time monitoring.


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52 ft 8 in (16.05 m)


17 ft 3 in (5.26 m)


55 ft 8 in (16.97 m)


  • 52 ft 8 in (16.05 m)
  • 17 ft 3 in (5.26 m)
  • 55 ft 8 in (16.97 m)
  • 370 sq ft (34.35 sq m)
  • 0.0 degrees
  • 21 ft 11 in (6.68 m)

Cabin Interior

  • 60 in (68 in) 1.52 m (1.73 m)
  • 66 in (1.68 m)
  • 18 ft 6 in (5.64 m)
  • 12

Baggage Capacity

  • 800 lb (363 kg)
  • 90.2 cu ft (2.55 cu m)


  • 20,700 lb (9,389 kg)
  • 20,500 lb (9,299 kg)
  • 18,700 lb (8,482 kg)
  • 15,500 lb (7,031 kg)
  • 6,740 lb (3,057 kg)
  • 1,006 gal (3,808 l)
  • 13,110 lb (5,947 kg)
  • 7,590 lb (3,443 kg)
  • 2,390 lb (1,084 kg)
  • 850 lb (386 kg)


  • 441 ktas (817 km/h)
  • 1,900 nm (3,519 km)
  • 3,660 ft (1,116 m)
  • 3,220 ft (981 m)
  • 45,000 ft (13,716 m)
  • FL450 in 30 min
  • 0.75 Mach (0.75 Mach)


  • Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • PW545D
  • 4,213 lb (18.74 kN)

* Performance data based on standard conditions with zero wind. Field performance assumes a level, dry, paved runway, sea level at MTOW. Range based on a four-passenger mission at HSC with NBAA IFR reserves (100 nm alternate). All data is preliminary and subject to change.

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