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Cessna prepares first CJ4 for customer delivery

Cessna has flown the first Citation CJ4 to be built on its new assembly line in Wichita, Kansas. The light business jet is undergoing pre-delivery flight-testing and will be handed over to the first customer in the second quarter, says Cessna.

Certification testing of the CJ4 is complete - the three test aircraft achieved 1,100 flights and more than 2,000 flight hours between them during the flight-test programme, which kicked off in May 2008.

The $8.4 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. Cessna has more than 150 orders for the CJ4 and plans to deliver 15 this year.

Cessna Citation CJ4, Cessna
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