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Garrett FJ44 Eagle II

The Garrett FJ44 Eagle II® is the second generation of enhancements to the Citation 500/501SP family. It improves the overall performance of aircraft in all categories at a fraction of the cost of buying "new." Compared to other powered aircraft in its class (i.e., CJI, CJ2, and Premier), the Garrett FJ44 Eagle II® out-performs them all from a quality, performance, reliability and value standpoint.

  • Delivers 32 percent more takeoff thrust at the point of rotation
  • Will climb direct to FL 430 in less than 30 minutes
  • Boasts a max cruise that is more than 50 knots faster than the stock Citation 500/501SP; economy cruise is 30 knots faster
  • Will travel more than 2,000 nautical miles at economy cruise
  • Sips fuel; consumption is reduced by up to 40 percent
  • Package price: $1.9 million

Williams International FJ44-2A fanjet engine

At the heart of the Eagle II's exceptional performance is the Williams International FJ44-2A fanjet engine. Featuring the company's third generation wide-sweep fan technology, combined with the most advanced computer-aided design and performance modeling, the engine delivers power and reliability that is comparable to much larger, heavier, and more expensive engines.

  • Increases speed 40-50 knots
  • Holds unique fan and compressor sections
  • Maintains modest turbine temperatures
  • Retains low cost turbofan technology
  • Has outstanding combination of thrust, weight and specific fuel rate of 40,000 feet
  • Contains half the parts of older engines

The aircraft is also equipped with the following navigation equipment:

  • Dual Garmin 530/430 units with GPS
  • Dual DME's
  • Dual Collins FD 109 Flight Directors
  • Bendix KHF-950 HF System
  • Iridium Satellite Phone System
  • Bendix KMD-850 Multi-function Display
  • Dual Air Data Display Units (ADDU1)
  • Dual GTX-330 Transponders
  • Sperry/Honeywell SPZ 500 Autopilot
  • Rosemount Total Air Temp Probe
  • Dual Analog Interface Units


Cessna 501 Citation I/SP

The Cessna 500 Citation and 500 Citation I pioneered the entry-level light business jet market, and their success formed the basis for the world's largest family of corporate jets. From the time the Citation was FAA certified in 1971, until production ceased in 1985, nearly 700 Citations were built. The 501 Citation I/SP was certified for single pilot operation in 1977.

To date, Garrett Aviation has retrofitted 20 Cessna aircraft with the Garrett FJ44 Eagle II® package, including "Old Girl" who will be carrying the crew on this record attempt:

Aircraft Number: N45AF
Flight weight: 12,500 maximum gross weight

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