Textron recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first Cessna Citation CJ4 business jet delivery which took place on April 20, 2010. Regarded for its incredible versatility and reliability, the Citation CJ4 is valued by customers around the world for a wide range of missions including, air ambulance, maritime patrol, search and rescue and aerial survey.
“With more than 320 CJ4s in service today, this network of operators is a part of the largest owner-operated light jet community in the world,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president, Sales. “Many of our Citation owners are using their aircraft in times of need, from providing hurricane relief to delivering urgent medical supplies, and we are proud to be standing by and ready to support them as they achieve these critical missions.”
Entering service in 2010, the CJ4 is the largest of the Cessna light jet family of aircraft. The single-pilot jet continues to stand out due to its combination of high performance, low operating costs and class-leading cabin amenities delivering productivity and value to customers.
The Cessna Citation CJ4 allows customers to go further with the leading range-to-payload ratio and a best-in-class IFR range of 1,926 nautical miles (3,567 km) with a maximum cruise speed of 451 knots. The single-pilot certified jet combines superior speed, range and operating economics when compared with larger aircraft, making it the ideal platform for owner/operators or corporate missions. The CJ4 has seating for ten passengers and includes a notable 1,040-pound baggage capacity. Other features include single-point refuelling, and an externally serviceable lavatory.
Cessna Citations continue to lead this segment, with over 5,000 light jets delivered throughout the world, offering customers the broadest range of products on the market. From the popular entry-level Cessna Citation M2, to the upgraded efficiency and comfort of the CJ3+ and the leading CJ4, Textron Aviation’s Citation family of light business jets has evolved to offer a range of capabilities, systems and options unmatched in its class.
Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation brands represent unrivaled innovation, performance and leadership in the industry, and offer an unmatched value proposition rooted in the total ownership experience. Leveraging unparalleled speed-to-market, Textron Aviation provides the most versatile and comprehensive business and general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high-performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defence aircraft and a complete global customer service organization. Textron Aviation has delivered more than 250,000 aircraft in over 170 countries. Its broad range of products includes such best-selling aircraft as Citation business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network.