Tuesday, February 24, 2015

J.M. Kelly (Project Builders) Pty Ltd Cessna 550 Citation II VH-JMK

During a planespotting adventure to Rockhampton Airport in 2013, I was fortunate to be allowed access into a privately owned hangar which housed an immaculately presented corporate jet.

Resting peacefully was J.M. Kelly (Project Builders) Pty Ltd owned Cessna 550 Citation II VH-JMK and I could not resist the urge of capturing as many photo's as possible.

VH-JMK is a 1981 manufactured aircraft powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney (Canada) JT15D-4 turbofans. While admiring the beautifully presented cabin, I noted the Citation  II was configured to comfortably seat 8 passengers which included a self-serve galley.

While not necessarily specific to VH-JMK, research revealed the Cessna 550 Citation II is capable of cruising at 403 knots (464 mph, 746 km/h ), achieve a range of approximately 3 700 km and obtain a service ceiling of 43 000 ft (13 100m).

Photo's of VH-JMK captured in 2015 after an extensive interior refurbishment can be found at : http://airqueensland.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/jm-kelly-project-builders-cessna-550.html