The Citation VII was a modification of the model of the same name under the number VI. It features avionics based on the SPZ-8000, AlliedSignal TFE731-4R-2S engines with a thrust of 18.41 kN, which made it possible to increase the cruising speed and climb rate. The flight range has also increased and amounted to 4111 km with 6 passengers on board. The test flight took place in 1991 and received certification a year later. It entered commercial circulation in the same year.
The declared maximum cruising speed of the airliner is 480 knots.