I've noticed something on the engine of this bizjet. Could somebody explain what that is? cessna 500

Source (image modified to indicate location of fairing).


Those are the fairings containing the mechanisms for the engine's reverse thrust system. See this photo (copyrighted) of the similar reverse thrust "buckets" deployed on a Citation 550.

See this example of a similar thrust reverser system deployed on a different aircraft type:

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Image source, public domain

See also Wikipedia's article on Thrust Reversal systems.

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    $\begingroup$ A common name for this is a "stang" $\endgroup$
    – Steve H
    Feb 7 '16 at 1:32
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    $\begingroup$ @SteveH A "stang fairing", yes, you're right. $\endgroup$
    – J Walters
    Feb 7 '16 at 3:11
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    $\begingroup$ Copyright image nicely handled! $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Mar 7 '16 at 17:11

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