Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is debuting its Citation CJ4 at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibit (EBACE), where today the company announced it expects to receive European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Citation CJ4 by the end of the year. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for the CJ4 was granted in March with the first customer delivery in April. The Citation CJ4 is the newest and largest member of the popular CJ family of business jets consisting of the Citation CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3. The CJ4 is FAA-approved for single-pilot operations and shares a common pilot type rating with the other CJs. (A pilot rated to fly any one of the CJs is rated to fly them all.) Retail price in 2010 dollars for a typically equipped Citation CJ4 is $9 million. The Citation CJ4 has a range of just over 3,710 kilometers (2,000 nautical miles) and a top speed of 839 kilometers per hour (453 knots) – both numbers greater than originally announced in 2006. It has a takeoff roll of 954 meters (3,130 feet) at maximum takeoff weight and is capable of a direct climb to 13,716 meters (45,000 feet) in just 28 minutes. The Citation CJ4 features a four-screen Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite, new Williams FJ44-4A electronically controlled (FADEC) engines, and it debuts the Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management system. Standard on the CJ4 are dual Mode S Diversity transponders with enhanced surveillance and ADS-B out capability, TCAS II, Class A TAWS, multi-scan weather radar, broadcast weather and a maintenance diagnostic system.
Cessna Citation CJ4 Makes European Debut at EBACE