Textron Aviation announced the delivery of the 600th aircraft from the Cessna Citation CJ3 family, the industry’s best-selling light jet series. The Cessna Citation CJ3+ was delivered to an unnamed customer in North America.
Since joining the Citation family, the Citation CJ3 series has proven to be an incredible performer for customers around the world with the connectivity, price, range and efficient operation that puts it at the top of its category. The CJ3+ remains a strong performer due to its versatility as COVID-19 limitations have prompted customers to look for alternatives to commercial travel. – Lannie O’Bannion, senior vice president, Global Sales and Flight Operations
The Cessna Citation CJ3+ incorporates a fresh air system to keep cabin air clean, bringing fresh air from outside into the aircraft through the engines. The engines compress and heat the air killing pathogens and germs. The air is then cooled and enters the cabin as cold or warm air, depending on passenger preference. The aircraft is equipped with the latest technology in the cabin and cockpit that offers comfort and productivity for passengers, and intuitive, efficient operation for either single-pilot operation or traditional two-pilot operations.
The Citation CJ3+ offers outstanding performance, G3000 avionics, high-speed internet capabilities, seating for nine passengers, and up to 1,000 lb of baggage capacity. With a range of up to 2,040 nautical miles, the jet can fly single-pilot and up to four passengers nonstop from Washington, D.C. to Mexico City; from London to Moscow; from Shanghai to Bangkok; or from Lima to São Paulo. It burns, on average, 10 percent less fuel and costs 5 percent less in maintenance per flight hour in comparison to other aircraft in the light jet segment.