400th Citation CJ3 rolls off Wichita production line

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The 400th Cessna CJ3 rolled off the production line in Wichita, Kansas, on 25 March, about eight years after the light business jet entered service.

The CJ3 is a member of the 20-year-old Citation Jet family - also referred to as the Model 525 series. It is positioned between the in-service CJ2+ and Cessna's top-of-the-range light jet, the CJ4. Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database records an installed base of 394 CJ3s worldwide, of which 10 are parked. Cessna delivered 21 of the eight seat-types last year, 22 in 2011 and 20 in 2010.

The CJ3 IS powered by two Williams FJ44-3A engines, has a maximum range of 3,470km (1,875nm), a flight ceiling of 45,000ft (13,725m) and is certificated for single pilot operations.

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