Today’s Top Aircraft For Sale Pick: 2008 Cessna 510 Citation Mustang

Developed during the very light jet craze, the airplane became a popular entry level model.

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The development and market debut of the Cessna Citation Mustang caused a sensation in the early 2000s as very light jet (VLJ) concepts began to proliferate, often touting ambitious performance goals and prices that seemed impossibly low.

Cessna designed the Mustang to compete with small jets from the likes of Embraer, Cirrus, Piper, and Eclipse. Some of those models took longer than expected to enter service while others didn’t last long or never made it to production. Cessna stayed the course, though, and turned out Mustangs for several years. For many pilots, the model came to represent the ideal entry-level jet.

This 2008 Mustang has 1,845 hours on the airframe and on both of its Pratt & Whitney PW615F-A engines since new. The aircraft has logged 1,212 landings. Its upgraded panel features the Garmin G1000 NXi integrated avionics suite with dual 10.4-inch primary flight displays and a 15-inch multifunction display with synthetic vision dual Garmin GRS 77 altitude and heading reference systems, Garmin GMA 1360D audio panel, Garmin ADF, dual Garmin GIA 63W (WAAS/LPV), Bendix/King KN 63 DME, dual Garmin GTX 345R transponders, Garmin GFC 700 autopilot, Garmin Flight Stream 510, and more.

The cabin includes seven seats and an interior that was refinished in 2021 with seats covered in tan perforated leather with diamond stitching and blue piping. The aircraft was repainted in 2019 and looks sharp. Seats are situated in a double club arrangement with a nonbelted lavatory, storage cabinets, and dual executive writing tables.

If you are ready to move up to a light jet designed for single-pilot operation, consider this Cessna Citation 510 Mustang, which is available for $2,295,000 on AircraftForSale.

You can arrange financing of the aircraft through FLYING Financial Group. For more information, email

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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