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Textron Aviation on Feb. 9 introduced the newest addition to the Cessna Citation business jet family, the Citation CJ4 Gen2.
The largest Citation in the light jet segment, the CJ4 Gen2 features a “completely redesigned” cabin with “upgraded seating” and improved storage options. An upgraded wireless cabin management system allows passengers to control lighting, window shades, and cabin temperature from their smart phones, as well as stream preloaded audio and video files, access XM Satellite Radio, and view moving maps. The CJ4 Gen2 stairs have also been redesigned with a lower point of entry to make boarding easier.
“With the CJ4 Gen2, we focused on a design that enhances passenger comfort with an elevated cabin to match the performance capabilities already trusted by Citation CJ4 owners,” said Christi Tannahill, senior vice president, Customer Experience. “Developments in technology have allowed us to introduce new design elements.”
Tannahill added that the OEM has the “flexibility” to “design each customer’s cabin” to best suit their needs.
The Citation CJ4, which achieved Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in 2010, remains a 525C type aircraft — for single-pilot operations — and has already received current interior certification for the CJ4 Gen2. The Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 avionics suite in the CJ4 Gen2 “allows one pilot to effectively operate the aircraft,” Textron said. The aircraft includes enhanced weather tracking via the Collins RTA-4112 Multiscan Weather Radar system.
The 10-passenger jet boasts a top cruise speed of 451 knots and an IFR range of 1,926 nautical miles, with a 1,040-pound baggage capacity.
A first for the Citation light jet family, the CJ4 Gen2 features CoolView skylights which “provide consistent natural lighting while blocking out the heat,” said Tannahill.
Textron Aviation is taking orders for the Citation CJ4 Gen2, with deliveries expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021.