Cessna 525 CitationJet  N165CA                           (c/n  525-0451)


                                        In the early 1990s Cessna decided to go after the turboprop market by offfering a smaller,
                                        cheaper ($2.62 M in 1991) pure jet aircraft.   They estimated a market of some 1000 units
                                        in this field.  The machine is not just a smaller Citation but was totally re-engineered.  These
                                        changes include a supercritical aerofoil section with natural laminar flow wings providing for
                                        significantly reduced drag and the installation of Williams International/Rolls Royce FJ44
                                        turbofans.    This new one is resident at Franklin County Airport, North Carolina, where this
                                        image was taken in 2004.