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).


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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
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 1:32
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    $\begingroup$ @SteveH A "stang fairing", yes, you're right. $\endgroup$
    – J W
    Commented Feb 7, 2016 at 3:11
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    $\begingroup$ Copyright image nicely handled! $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Mar 7, 2016 at 17:11

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