|Both 526 prototypes in flight|
|Role||Primary jet trainer|
|National origin||United States|
|First flight||20 December 1993|
|Developed from||Cessna CitationJet|
The Cessna 526 CitationJet was a twin-engined jet trainer candidate for the United States Joint Primary Aircraft Training System proposed by Cessna. It was a twin-engined, tandem seat aircraft, based on the Cessna CitationJet executive aircraft. It was, however, unsuccessful, with only two prototypes built.
The United States military issued a Request for proposal for a jet trainer for use by the United States Air Force and United States Navy. Cessna responded with the 526 based on the Cessna 525 CitationJet business jet it included 75% commonality including the wings, engine, landing gear. Also common were the electrical, hydraulic and fuel system. New were a tandem two-seat cockpit with zero-zero ejection seats, new fuselage and tail unit.
The prototype first flew on 20 December 1993 and was followed by a second prototype on 2 March 1994.
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