Cessna's Citation CJ4 has received US type certification around three and a half years after the light business jet was launched. The airframer is scheduled to deliver the first customer aircraft in the second quarter and around 15 CJ4s this year.
The $9 million Williams International FJ44-4A-powered, Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped CJ4 offers a maximum cruise speed of more than 450kt (840km/h) and a range of nearly 3,700km (2,000nm) with two crew and five passengers.
It also offers a direct climb to 45,000ft (13,720m) in 28min at maximum take-off weight. The CJ4 also introduces the Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management system that includes BluRay DVD with high-definition monitors, moving maps and XM radio.
The CJ4 is the newest and largest member of ubiquitous CJ family of business jets consisting of the Citation CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3. The CJ4 is approved for single-pilot operations and shares a common pilot type rating with the other CJs. Cessna has more than 150 orders to date for the CJ4.
Source: Flight International