Citation VII, the second-generation Citation CE650 built from 1992 to 2000, made up for dozens of shortcomings found in the original model. Honeywell TFE731-4R turbofans provided a 12% thrust increase, shortening takeoff field length, particularly at hot-and-high airports. A 1,000-lb. boost in MTOW enabled the aircraft to carry eight passengers with full fuel. The aircraft also could depart BCA’s 5,000-ft. ISA+20C airport with no weight penalty. It climbed directly to FL ...

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