Cessna Citation Bravo 550 - Aircraft Overview

The Cessna Citation II (Model 550) series of Citation jets are light corporate jets built by Cessna. The heritage of the 550 has its beginnings as a stretched iteration of the Citation I (500), achieving FAA certification in 1978. The 550 II/SP is a single pilot version, the improved S/II first flew on February 14, 1984. The Citation Bravo (550) with upgraded new avionics and P&WC PW530A turbofan jet engines was released 1996. Production continued to 2006 with 1,184 across all 550 models delivered between 1978 and 2006 and 350 Bravo 550’s delivered between 1996 and 2006.

The Citation Bravo has a range of 1,500nm (2,778 km), speed of 405 kts (750 kmph), maximum operating altitude of 45,000 ft and MTOW 14,800 lb (6,713 kg)

Initial Type Rating

The course provides the requisite training to achieve a Citation Ultra C550 Type Rating. Completion of this rating will satisfy the requirements CASA IPC, ME(A) IR renewal and Recency requirements. This course provides pilots with the necessary knowledge and skills to operate either as single pilot or multi-crew, acquiring an in depth understanding of aircraft systems, flight planning, weight and balance, and performance for the C550.

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Recurrent Training

The Recurrent Training Program is designed for pilots that regularly fly the aircraft and are required to complete a recurrent training program. The objective of the Aircraft Recurrent Training is to provide a structured program based on evidence-based training principles planning training elements that are regularly practiced.

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Bravo / Ultra Differences Training

This course has been designed IAW the requirements of CASA Instrument “Prescription of aircraft and ratings”. It covers the differences training required (DTR) for a range of variants of the C500/C550/C560 aircraft types. Upon completion of the Differences Course, students will have the necessary knowledge and skills to demonstrate that they are competent in the operation of the other aircraft type. Completion of the course will satisfy the requirements for an IPC and flight review.

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