Regarded as one of the fastest jets in the mid-sized jet category when it came out, the Citation III CE-650) mid jet has much to offer in versatility and reliability. With a cabin volume of 438 cubic feet, the spacious interior of the Citation III can accommodate up to nine passengers, while at the same time providing a generous baggage compartment. There is an available 61 cubic feet of baggage space. Best of all, travel in the Citation III is quiet due to its compliance with the FAR part 36 noise standards. The aircraft has an excellent safety record and is very economically savvy to charter. The two Honeywell TFE731-3B-100S jet engines deliver a smooth and swift flight at a generous range. One of the best features of the Citation is that it is fast. It was designed for optimal speed: the body utilizes lightweight composites wherever possible, and smooth, bonded metal surfaces to cut down on drag. It climbs quickly to its flight level of 43,000 feet where it can cruise at a maximum speed of .81 to .83 Mach (468 knots). Its maximum range with four passengers is 2,920 miles (2,054 nautical miles).