Sierra Industries has received its supplemental type certificate for the Stallion. A Cessna Citation 500/501SP with the more powerful Williams FJ44-2A engines, the Stallion is the latest in Sierra’s Citation product improvement program. Preceded by innovations such as the Eagle II, the Eagle 400 and Eagle SP, the Stallion, which made its first flight June 14, enjoys the added power of the FJ44 engine, but retains the thinner, classic wing of the Citation I.
“The Stallion offers the exhilarating performance that comes with a substantial power increase and provides owners with choice when it’s time to overhaul engines,” said CEO Mark Huffstutler. “We climb the Stallion straight to FL430 at any weight or temperature and cruise 380 knots on 620 pounds per hour for more than 1,400 miles. Where else can you get this combination of performance for the price?”
He said another notable feature of the program is that the electronic engine controls virtually eliminate any engine management issues.
“These controls automatically determine the proper power setting from the conditions present and set the maximum power for that condition—push the throttles to the stop for takeoff and never touch them again until descent,” he said. “There’s also a considerable difference in the sound and vibration of the Williams engines that is apparent once you start the engines. They’re extremely smooth, and in flight the engine noise and vibration are noticeably less, making for a much quieter and more comfortable cabin.”
Like the Eagle II, the Stallion climbs directly to 43,000 feet and accelerates to a high Mach number. Huffstutler said that with the enhanced fuel specifics, the Stallion is the perfect aircraft for intermediate-length trips carrying a crew and six passengers to and from airports that demand high performance.
Sierra, based in Uvalde, Texas, can convert a customer’s Citation 500 or 501SP to a Stallion with a lower investment in time and money than an Eagle II, and still retain the capability of returning at a later date for the Eagle II if more range is desired.
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