Cessna has received US certification for the Citation CJ3, releasing improved performance figures for the light jet. Improvements include a range with two crew, four passengers and full fuel of 3,500km (1,880nm), up from 3,000km, and a direct climb to 45,000ft in 27min, down from 35min. Deliveries against a backlog of more than 100 firm orders will begin later this year.
Gulfstream has also published improved performance figures for its G450 long-range business jet, certificated in August. Range at Mach 0.85 has increased from 6,000km to 6,500km, while at a M0.8 cruise speed, range has increased to 8,000km.
Source: Flight International