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Q: Single Pilot Rated Jets ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Single Pilot Rated Jets
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: sl7-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 01 Aug 2004 13:41 PDT
Expires: 31 Aug 2004 13:41 PDT
Question ID: 382101
I am interested in purchasing a small business jet that is rated for
single pilot operation.  There are a number of companies that are in
the planning stages for small single pilot jets (Cessna Mustang, the
Eclipse and the Safire Jet), however I would like to know what
presently exists (i.e. the jet is already certified and is in
operation) in single pilot rated jets (i.e. the FAA does not require
more than 1 pilot for operation). I also would like information about
the maximum noise level on take off and landing for the single pilot
jets that are currently in production. I fly into an airport that has
a maximum permitted noise level of 95.0 dBA. It would be helpful to
get web sites that would provide technical data and specifications of
the available small single pilot business jets.
Subject: Re: Single Pilot Rated Jets
Answered By: jbf777-ga on 02 Aug 2004 14:31 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello -

Thank you for your question.  If you have any questions concerning the
following research, please don't hesitate to ask.

The only business jets both in and out of production that are
certified by the FAA for single pilot use are the Cessna CJ and
Citation series, and the Raytheon 390/Premier.  This is official
information from the FAA.  I have included information on these planes

Model: CJ1 (525)
  Specifications and information:
  Noise Level (dBA): Takeoff: 60.5, Sideline: 71.4, Approach: 78.8
  Price: $4.2M
Model: CJ2 (525A)                                               
  Specifications and other information:
  Noise Level (dBA): Takeoff 62.7, Sideline 80.4, Approach: 80.3
  Price: $5.6M
Model: CJ3 (525B; certification pending)
  Specifications and other information:
  Noise Level (dBA): N/A
  Price: $6M
Model: Citation Bravo (550; see *)
  Specifications and other information:
  Noise Level (dBA): Takeoff 61.3, Sideline 73.9, Approach: 82.3
  Price: $5.9M
Model: Citation Encore (560; see *) 
  Specifications and other information:
  Noise Level (dBA): Takeoff 58, Sideline: 78.5, Approach: 83
  Price: $7.8M

Cessna Aircraft Company
P.O. Box 7706
Wichita KS 67277 1.800.4CESSNA
316.517.6056 outside the US
Mike Pierce

* Requires 4050 exemption from FAA through Flight Safety for single-pilot operation

Note: These planes are sold factory direct.  Information on noise
levels were derived from the plane's service manuals and are not
available online.

Model: Beechcraft 390/Premiere I
  Specifications and other information:
  Price: $5.6M
  Noise Level (dBA): Take-off: 78.3dBA

316.676.5034/6585 Joe Grubiac
316.676.6614 fax
PO Box 85
Wichita, KS 67201-0085

Search strategy:
  contacted FAA as well as corporate jet brokers
  Brian Hancock 
sl7-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for looking into this for me.  I previously owned a Citation
CJ1, which I flew single pilot. I was not aware that there were so few
jets that were single pilot rated.

Subject: Re: Single Pilot Rated Jets
From: jbf777-ga on 03 Aug 2004 09:36 PDT
You're welcome!  Thanks for the rating, and please stop by again soon.


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